Edge magazine has picked its top 50 developers of all time, and the studio at no. 1 is not surprising at all.
Edge reviews : Planetside 2 – 8 DmC: Devil May Cry – 8 The Walking Dead – 8 Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – 8 Ace of Spades – 4 Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward – 7 Uncharted: Fight for Fortune – 5 Aero Porter – 7 QatQi – 8
Lot of 8s there, but I'm kind of happy Ninja Theory is getting the recognition they deserve.
They don't deserve recognition. All they've done so far are 2 mediocre games in Heavenly Sword and Enslaved.
The game is bad and I'm not even a dmc fan. I like them but I'm not a raging fanboy. The reboot is a step in every wrong direction.
i have no words on how crappy this list is lol.
Ninja Theory is lower than Sony Santa Monica?
The only one they may have gotten right is Valve.. Hmm.. Jagex? The Runescape devs? They ran out of people to put on this list? Mojang should be quite a bit lower, considering the games beside Minecraft are Cobalt and Scrolls.. #2 is far from correct. Mediocre list at the very best.
This list was nothing but crap. Mojang on there? They released one game and it's still buggy as hell and filled with problems. Jagex is on there? They've ruined a decent game (runescape) with their bs. I shouldn't even need to explain that. They also bought out and ruined another game (Ace of Spades). I'm not even gonna go on with the rest.
This is an ANNUAL list, not ALL TIME, which is why you're not going to see Atari on there. It's only active studios. Mojang has had an absolutely stellar 2012. I don't even like Minecraft, but acknowledge that they've absolutely killed it in 2012 - they've probably made more profit per employee than any of the other names on there.
I agree with just about everyone on the list of top 50 developers, but the placement of these studios is completely wrong and this list could easily be cut down to a top 30. 44. Sony Santa Monica. Beyond ignorant, yes God of War is pretty much their only standout franchise (Kinetic was a decent racer), but they aid in the development of EVERY 1st PARTY PLAYSTATION EXCLUSIVES. That alone puts them in the top 30 (if not far higher). 41. Criterion are basically the kings of the 3rd party racing game. Top 30. 39. Quantic Dream, are the leading studio in acting, emotion, character modeling, mo-cap, and everything that makes games comparable to movies. Top 30. 37. Id. Rage was a good game, not great, but good. However, Id's history is more than enough to give them a Top 30, especially when it comes to pushing tech. 32. Crytek. For the same reason as Id. WHen it comes to pushing tech they have gone above and beyond any developer to date, and that achievement alone is enough for a top 30. 31. Sony online entertainment. Makes some of the best MMO's out there as well as many pick up and play games for PC. Got the first true Console MMO up and running. Top 30. 21. Double Fine. Shouldn't be anywhere in the top 30. I enjoyed Psychonaughts, and Brutal Legend was decent, but No. 10. Riot Games. No. 9. Arkane Studios. H#!! NO. Placement too high. 8. FromSoftware. No. Placement too high. 4. Platinum Games. Top 30 Yes. Number 4 H#!! no. 2. Mojang. Success story YES. Number 2 H#!! F'ink NO. Top 30 H#!! no. Valve and Nintendo are numbers 1 & 2, in any order your desire (Nintendo simply because of legacy and it includes EVERY developer except Retro and Gamefreak). Those 2 companies have done the most for PC and console gaming, with Sony (console gaming), MS (console online, DX), IBM (PC), NVIDIA (PC), and AMD (PC) right behind them.
@ABizzel1 "21. Double Fine. Shouldn't be anywhere in the top 30. I enjoyed Psychonaughts, and Brutal Legend was decent, but No." wow I couldn't disagree more on that. I think it should be top 3. They revolutionized the gaming industry by starting the whole kickstarted craze. they are on of the only big studios doing absolutely what they like and want to do rather than following the market. even though they only came out with kinect games in 2012(I think?) they had the double fine adventure going on and amnesia fortnight was awesome. double fine is a real breath of fresh air in this industry.
Terrible list. It's like they ran out of things to write and just wrote down crap.
2.Mojang 4.Platinum Games 8.FromSoftware 9.Arkane Studios 10.Riot Games The fact that these studios are in Edge magazines top 10 greatest developers shows how out to lunch these guys are. Edge has got to be one of the worst publications out there, and its clear that they do not have any Gamers working there.
I actually really enjoyed the DmC demo, and was hoping that it got at least a 7, so I'm probably going to wait and see if the story is worth my time, because I know Ninja Theory makes great action packed games, but nothing to well concerning the story part
who wrote that list srsly?
Why did you put an image of the Naughty Dog logo when the studio that came first was Valve?
How are they the #2 developers ever? Also Platinum Games that high? come on. And even though I'm a big LBP fan, I don't see how Media Molecule is above Kojima Productions.
God what's with dmc getting good scores, the demo goes against what reviewers say about the game. I could think of a ton of games which were alright but better then dmc and they got crap scores....sorry but with all the defence articles before release I think there's something been going on behind closed doors. Capcom have either threatened them or paid them off As for the list...Platinum Games BEFORE Naughty dog....are they blood high.
MOJANG NUMBER 2 ? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH AHAHAHAHAHAHHA SOMEBODY HOLD MY SIDES!!!! MUHAHAHAHAHAHA Mojang has done more for the industry than Nintendo , ND , Capcom , Square soft , Kojima productions , ETC , ETC , ETC???? Minecraft isn't even a proper game. Sorry , but I can think of 40 developers at least who have done MUCH MUCH MUCH more for the industry. EDGE is shite anyway , Makes me embarassed to be British.
you think that's weird. Ninja theory is above sony santa monica and by a lot this list is a joke
@kratos123 See this is some of the stuff I'm talking about, ever since they've been working with Capcom on dmc sites/mags have been starting to praise their past work and have been defending them. It's happened more the past month leading up to dmc's release....strange don't you think. Then it suddenly gets good scores when the demo was crap and of the final release aswell. Now they're ranking NT above Sony Santa Monica....come on.
The entire list is a joke Arkane has only made 2 games and has only been used as assets in other games and they are above established studios like Epic and Gearbox Mojang number 2 based on one game? Santa monica underneath Ninja Theory even though they have produced and finance the most titles for sony first party ranging from journey to god of war AND WHERE THE BLOODY HELL IS NINTENDO EAD?
Kojima Productions at #14? Santa Monica way down near the bottom of the list? That is weird...
Platinum games at number 4 lol. Yeah they make games that don't follow everything else thats out there but they couldn't get Bayonetta working properly on the PS3, Vanquish is a 4 hour campaign story and the graphics on both games are crap. Rockstar North should be at least number 2 and Platinum games should be are 20 or so. But hey its their list they can choose what they want but that list just confirms what I've thought all along, that Edge really don't have a clue about games and what people want.
you shut your mouth! I won't let anybody say anything bad on vanquish. :)
WHY THE F*** DOES DMC HAVE THE SAME SCORE AS NI NO KUNI!!!????
IMO ND and rockstar should be in top 3. Long history f making great games so valve RS and ND in top 3 in no particular order
Mojang > Platinum Games > Naughty Dog? I'm sorry but EDGE are terrible at the best of times, but what the F*CK? If i were to state a case in this comment for every out of position dev tea i'd probably just end up re-writing the entire list. Ally wrong. ALL WRONG.
where is CD Projekt RED?? lol Kojima Productions lower than ND and Capcom the company that made hit games like SS4, Lost Planet, Dragon's Dogma, Ghost Trick, Dead Rising, RE: Revelations, Monster Hunter and Phoenix Wright series is nowhere to be found on that list but instead they put a mediocre studio like Ninja Theory THIS IS A COMPLETE JOKE! 1.Kojima Productions 2.Platinum Games 3.FromSoftware 4.Nintendo 5.Quantic Dream 6.CD Projekt RED 7.Capcom Japan 8.Atlus 9.Mistwalker 10.tri Ace 12.SCE Japan Studio 13.Bungie 14.Insomniac 15.Square Enix 16.Tecmo Koei 17.Epic Games 18.Bethesda i don't have time to list more but this is how it should be in my opinion
Without Valve? I don't think so champ
No Valve, Naughty Dog, Polyphony Digital, Media Molecule, Critereon, Guerilla Games, DICE etc even in your top 18 devs? Sorry dude, but i'm gonna have to disagree with you on this one.
I find the absence of Insomniac from this list disturbing, they did plenty of great titles to secure a spot among the top 50 greatest developers of all time, compared to the likes of Ninja Theory.
Yeah why no Insomniac nothing but great quality from them. Ninja Theory is..ehh.. im picking up DMC so this is their last chance. I didnt enjoy Heavenly Sword, or the fact the complain alot anytime one of their titles don't sell what THEY think it should.
Pretty much the entirety of the list is a joke. And not a particularly funny one.
I find it odd how one game (League of Legends) is enough for Riotgames to be ahead of Kojima Productions, Blizzard, Bioware... And where the hell is Guerrilla Games???
and I don't think I've seen sucker punch 0_0
Naughty Dog should be in TOP since valve .
Nintendo EAD and Rockstar are better imo.
IGN's list still stands. Number 1 - Nintendo EAD . No arguments. EDGES list is a horrific fail. Best developer OF ALL TIME , Nintendo has done the greatest things for the industry since the SNES , No one even comes close.
I think Naughty Dog deserve the 2nd sport imo. I also don't see why Mojang is number 2. I think a spot like that has to be earned over the course of many years and you have to prove yourself whilst constantly moving forward. I think Naughty Dog have done that from Crash, to improving to Jak n Daxter and then really blowing my mind this generation. Plus, they are awesome to the community and give off a really positive vibe. However, Valve are just the complete package. I'm not even a huge PC / Steam type of guy and I only really play Portal, but I can just tell Valve are awesome. High rated games, brilliant community interraction and the inability to count to three lol :-)
Undoubtedly Naughty Dog will be in top after the last of us .
You had to do it. You had to mention '3' lol
It's an annual list. About their current work - not "over many years". You've been mislead due to the crap ass N4G approval process. http://www.edge-online.com/... Report this story.
So you want consistency... I think Kojima Productions should be 2nd with Naughty Dog 3rd. Where's Polyphony digital? Surely a top 50...
Surprised a Sony studio is in the top 5 in Edge magazine since they seem to have incredible bias towards them. So well done Naughty Dog!
they give uncharted 3 a 9/10 and awarded it best gfx and best ps3 game and other awards and give alot of ps3 exclusives 9 to 10 as well even though i still hate them for 6.5/10 they give for infamous 2 and witcher 2 also i don't agree with the list order though Sony santa monica and SMM(LBP) should be in the top 10 and valve/ND/R* should be the top 3
bcoz if they give Uncharted lower than that their bias will be too obvious & they will be grilled to death by their peers No.1 Naughty Dog
2.Mojang... Go home EDGE your drunk.
Haha yeah they made like 1 game, another 3 currently sitting on "TBA" status and they are listed as number 2 on that list. List fails big time, but what do you expect....it's EDGE.
Crazy personally if its an all time list they should have listed the real innovators for instance minecraft is just a modernized version of 3d construction kit one of the first ever 3D games, i would like to see mojang get anything running in 3d with a 3.5mhz processor and 48k of ram
^This, I just had to Google Mojang, didnt know who they were lol, dont really understand how theyre #2
Turn10's worst rated game was 90 on metacritic. They never developed a game lower than that. I don't know what they can possibly do to enter that list. This is another "genre-thing" I guess. You can be the best in your genre, but won't get the rewards for it.
you conveniently forgot Forza Horizon. but even if you were right, turn 10 doesnt belong in this list.
@KiRBY Conveniently, you're to dumb to know that Turn 10 did not develop Horizon. LMAO. Of course, they are an Xbox dev so you should expect a lot of agrees from this biased ass community.
polyphony digital are better than turn10 just saying
they must have had on spot left for polyphony and turn10 and didn't want to start a war so they stuck jagex in the list lol
Brace yourselves, j blaze is coming to comment positively on everyone else except Naughty Dog. Not surprised to see Valve in first place, they're awesome :D
Not bad, but the list is pretty heavily skewed towards "what have you done for me lately". How about... Microprose? (Civ series, XCOM: UFO Defense, Master of Orion series) Psygnosis? (Lemmings, Colony Wars, Discworld, Wipeout) Konami? (Frogger, Contra, Castlevania, TMNT Arcade) Just a few oversights off the top of my head.
i cant believe you mentioned konami and not put silent hill or mgs in the list of games.
Thats the worst list ever!! Hope edge go bust like all the other mags,, its only a matter of time
One can hope! EDGE just deserve to go bust for shoddy journalism and hipster reviews.
Mojang shouldn't be on the list, they made one game, while its good its over rated. I wouldnt add any dev who made one game to this list because you dont know how their other games will turn out.
This is stupid. How can they do this kind of list and not include one such as Capcom. Doesn´t matter their latest awful stunts, they have been around since the beginning of the videogames industry. They currently suck, but this is a list of all time, and capcom has done so much more than most of those studios combined.
Sony Santa Monica are #1 in my opinion. In 8 years their lowest rated game averaged 93/100. EDGE always trolls God of War and Sony Santa Monica, one of their writers must be really bitter that God of War killed off all of it's 'big' competitors like DMC, Ninja Gaiden etc.
Now that's something impressive I would put on a resume! Santa Monica are just great. Between them and Naughty Dog, Sony has 2 of the finest studios on the planet in their stable.
HOW THE FUCK DID THEY NOT INCLUDE INSOMNIAC , what makes it even worse is the fact that I just read " 2 - mojang "
Mojang? Seriously? I cant wait until this minecraft garbage dies out. All it is is a game about glorified legos and a weak "survival" concept. Cant wait till Sim City finally comes out and re-establishes what real building and management is about in games.
"EDGE has been known to reward innovation, creativity, and technical ability; that’s also their reasoning for creating this list." then list Ninja theory well above quantic dream, SSM, codemasters,criterion. yeah this list is total legit.
the list order is very lame