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AAA Developers Are Causing a Market Crash, Who Will be Left Standing?

Top tier publishers, developers, and marketing teams are all pushing the industry in a direction that is leading to it's demise. Forget Atari finally closing up shop and THQ biting the dust. Lets forget about games that were just poorly made like Medal of Honor: Warfighter which lead to the closing down of the studio who developed it. Reality is that the top developers and publishers of the moment are trying hard to take their products and make them have mass appeal. This, however, is why Indie Developers are starting to rise, because they still target a genre and create games specifically for the audience that enjoys it. For the ones with broader appeal, it's a new franchise rather than reinventing an old one into something it's never been.

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The_Infected1239d ago

Sucks being so good that others fail but that's just the way it is and AAA games drive consoles especially the exclusive ones.

AAACE51239d ago

No one sees the funnel forming! More developers shutting down and breaking up to form smaller unit who could possibly leave the big consoles alone all together!

Lets face it... sone developers could leave with no problem! Final fantasy games can be played on handheld devices with a high level of graphical power. And they would appeal to a larger audience and deal with less bs than with the big 3.

If a handheld controller comes that is worthwhile... that could spark a massive shift!

Long story short... us console gamers will mostly be stuck with big name games and very few new games as time goes on.

miyamoto1239d ago

its a good thing Naughty Dog prioritizes game play first then the details of graphics

The_Infected1239d ago

That's true ND has amazing gameplay and then they have insane graphics.

j-blaze1239d ago

funny considering the gameplay for their latest games "uncharted" were average even story

Yodagamer1239d ago

i wouldn't say their games are average, they are great games, i just perfer their older franchises.

DigitalRaptor1238d ago (Edited 1238d ago )

Do tell us more about how The Last of Us sucks because you hate Naughty Dog's arrogance more than their games. Such an informative and factual correlation.

givemeshelter1239d ago (Edited 1239d ago )

As costs rise for upcoming big title games, only studios with big budgets will survive. Look what has happened with many game studios this generation? How many of those went chapter 11 because of rising costs?
It's really discouraging for small independent studios to try and compete so they go the route of mobile gaming and handheld gaming and the indie circuit.
When a AAA game can cost upwards or more then 20+ million, only the "big boys" can make those type of titles...and even then if the game does not sell it's allocated lot to make a profit or break even, said studio goes under. THQ and a few others come to mind...
The game market has SHIFTED

EffectO1239d ago

Games that sell like 10 million + smartphone games

That is the future.

danny8181239d ago

I swear if next gen games are $70 -.- i will buy less games, prolly not buy them on their launch window an wait for a price drop

TheEnigma3131239d ago

Same here. I don't buy day one anymore. I wait until I can afford it.

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