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Submitted by iStatusQ3 1094d ago | opinion piece

Innovation in the video game industry, is it dead?

"Publishers and developers don’t want to do something that does not work. The game’s we have seen release lately are evident of this. They want to guarantee that they will get a return on the money invested into the development of a game. That’s where some of the problem lies: money." (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, PC)

hennessey86  +   1094d ago
As the gaming
Industry gets older, the more innovation will be harder to come by. It is still there though, just play the unfinished swan to no that.
delboy  +   1094d ago
Nobody will throw money for something like unfinished swan, it is priced to high, and no one knows what he will get with games like that, unlike CoD.
And I agree with the article, a saw no innovation in gow1->gow3, I was already bored with the second gow.
But some peoples are eagerly excited to play gow4 just for the graphics.

And that is what I think is wrong with the industry, soon we will get new consoles but games will remain the same, only the number in title will change, and the saddest thing is that today's gamers are fine with it.
KillerBBs  +   1089d ago
Is the industry dead, I don't know. But I will say graphics are getting better, computer speed are faster and Internet speeds are going up... Why is lag getting worst!

Graphic driven fans have hand cuff the industry. Halo 2 with my 3 mb connection had less lag that all the games played with my Comcast 50mb connection.

Thank you mine craft for proving that low res is still fun for many!
Why does space invaders have better hit detection than BO2? We are going backwards in someways.
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BlackWolf  +   1094d ago
It's all about playing safe. Working on the same formula to make sure it's a game that will give you profit. At this moment, there's no time for experimentation in the industry of video games.
PockyKing  +   1094d ago
No deff not, a lot of the games coming out this year are the most unique we've seen in a while. And a lot of it has to do with the indie side of things.
kevnb  +   1094d ago
innovation comes to pc first usually, when it works then it goes on consoles as well. its just easier for the little guys to start on pc, then the suits gobble up the ideas and go multiplat.
crazysammy  +   1094d ago
Maybe for AAA games, but the indie scene is amazing and making some incredible stuff. Its a great time for games for sure.
wallis  +   1094d ago
No don't be so melodramatic. Yes there are people out there screwing the art form to get as much cash as possible but innovation will always sell. For example minecraft. The reality is one person is innovative and then that will get raped until someone else innovates. That's hardly a dying process.
StrawHatPatriot  +   1094d ago
The only problem is that many of these video games are not even games. They're interactive cinema's with usually mediocre to bad control schemes and repetitive gameplay (Uncharted, for instance).
MetalProxy  +   1094d ago
Wrong! There's lots of innovative low budget games. Seams like people want to focus on super popular games and ask these silly questions and pick on them. Not sure why strawhatpatriot picked uncharted but be prepaired for curb stomp.
StrawHatPatriot  +   1094d ago
True, but I'm talking about retail console releases, many of the indie low budget games are for PC, XBLA/PSN, or handhelds.
GamerzElite  +   1094d ago
No. of Online Player of COD are reducing
http://www.youtube.com/user...
Ace_Pheonix  +   1094d ago
The Last of Us says "hello".
GiantFriendlyCrab  +   1094d ago
if the game industry dies, then maybe.. maybe, i will do something about my life, lol. At the moment i am sitting comfortable on my chair 18hrs a day
momthemeatloaf  +   1094d ago
Developers are becoming like musicians. Just trying to be like the most popular out there, not trying to be original.
KwietStorm  +   1094d ago
.. looks a few articles above at " New Call of Duty confirmed for 2013".. comes back here.. Leaves. XP farming complete.
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M-M  +   1094d ago
It's still there, COD is just overshadowing it.
madjedi  +   1094d ago
And articles like these are why innovation and innovative have become meaningless buzzwords.
Lol cod really that's your best example, tired of overdramatic "journalists" bemoaning the death of innovation in gaming.

You have mirrors edge, heavy rain, la noire, the souls series, dragons dogma, red dead redemption ect get off your fucking ass and look for them.

Sequels pay for new ips, the "innovation" will probably come from psn/marketplace titles do to the reality of higher dev costs and studios closing if they have too many poor selling titles.
" All the publisher cares about is their pockets, which usually means a sequel to a game needs to be finished in a year or less."

I swear some of you people seem oblivious to the fact, that developers have bills to pay and families to support. You try to paint a overly simple black and white picture, it's not a simple case of laziness or greed.

"It’s time for something new and fresh." Yeah it's called new ip's genius, something this generation has not seen a lack of, despite the stupid use of buzzwords like innovation by everyone and their dog.

If there was no competition the rest of the yrs lineup would be empty rather than filled with games.
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black911  +   1094d ago
Beyond Two Souls Says Hello.

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