Submitted by gulevski 948d ago | opinion piece

The Upcoming Gaming Apocalypse For Major Publishers

"There has been a lot of talk about the demise of THQ in the past few weeks, a lot of finger-pointing and a lot of curiosity if we’ll see this expand beyond their company and if we’ll see other major publishers go the way of the Dodo bird. " | Explosion.com (3DS, Microsoft, Nintendo, PC, PS3, Sony, THQ, Wii U, Xbox 360)

kesvalk  +   948d ago
THQ did a lot of bad decisions, this is why they had gone under.

i bet if they never ported u-draw for PS3/Xbox 360 they would still be around, but the damn thing development was so expensive and it bombed in such way that they could never recover.

i don't see EA or Ubisoft even caring about this.
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Knight_Crawler  +   948d ago
I think you are missing the point the article was trying to make.

If Sony and MS go for consloes that are way more powerful than the current ones then you should see a a very big spike in game developement which means that games will cost twice as much to publish and they will have to sell games at $70 or more.

Alot of people are downing playing the many Android gaming devices that we are getting like Ouya but next gen alot of publishers will move from the big budget console games to the smart phone, PC, tablet market.

If Angry Bird and MineCraft sales are anything to go by then look forward to this happening.
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TruthbeTold  +   948d ago
'If Sony and MS go for consloes that are way more powerful than the current ones then you should see a a very big spike in game developement which means that games will cost twice as much to publish and they will have to sell games at $70 or more. '

Which many people have been saying for a LONG time, but get trashed for it due simply to the overexpectations of people who just don't get it.

This past generation was too expensive for Developers. We have to take a step back. Luckily we can do that through the 'GPGPU' and still move forward a little with console visuals.

Give them all a generation to catch their breaths and pad their bottom line a bit before we expect another huge jump. At least that's how I feel.
Flatbattery  +   948d ago
Personally I believe developers and publishers are claiming that development will cost substantially more with the next generation consoles so they can justify charging more for the games.

Some PC titles are already pushing more than what we can expect from consoles yet the price isn't inflated with those. Something to ponder hmm?

A lot of time (and consequently money) is spent optimizing code on the current consoles, which will be less of a constraint on new hardware. So with all that in mind, future development should cost less, certainly not double.
cee773  +   948d ago

I think your missing the point pc has been more powerful than console for a long time now yet its still surviving yet development has not spiked too much beyond what they are already paying to develop on consoles
badappe  +   948d ago

i think you're missing the point that almost all games that released to PC are dumb-downed console ports.
illuminati wants a one world publisher!
deno  +   948d ago
Hate to see a classic company go down, but that's what happens in life. Sega and Ubisoft picked up majority of the studios, so there's faith in the future.
InMyOpinion  +   948d ago
"Soon they will all succumb to the monetary power of Activision. There can be only one...BWUAHAHAHAAA!" /Bob "Kurgan" Kotick
zugdar  +   948d ago
U Draw and Leadership
Pointless hardware heavy products and terrible leadership. Not that I wish the demise of THQ in any form, but its not surprising.

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