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Should Bethesda Have Listened To Bleszinski?

CheatCC says: "A couple of months ago, everyone's favorite game-developer-turned-movie-st ar, Cliff Bleszinski, blogged about the uphill battle that horror games have been facing. Cliffy B seems to think that the horror genre can't possibly thrive in today's market, because prices are too high and campaigns are too short. "In the 60$ disc based market horror doesn’t fly - it’s the ultimate 'Campaign Rental' that’s played for 2 days and traded in and I’m sure EA knows this," he explained. 'When we’re fully digital we’ll see more true horror games coming back. (Look at Amnesia and Slenderman on PC.)'"

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scofios1196d ago

WTF does that idiot know about horror games.
Mikami was making games when cliffy was still shiting his daipers

Mikefizzled1196d ago

To be fair Mikami's big hit was Resident Evil from '96 and Bleszinski's was Unreal Tournament of '98.

nukeitall1196d ago

Yup, it turns out that Bleszinki was making a hit game while "still shiting his diapers"!

If anything, I think that makes him the most impressive developer to grazer the earth! :D

DragonKnight1196d ago

Considering he said Microtransactions are good and used games are bad, no one should listen to Bleszinski.

sloth33951196d ago

didnt know he was everyones favorite game developer

Roper3161196d ago

The only thing I like about Cliffy is he is a gamer at heart and has been his whole life. I do think he is a pompous arrogant jerk though.

e-p-ayeaH1196d ago (Edited 1196d ago )

yep the guy is pretty annoying im starting to hate him.

SlapHappyJesus1196d ago (Edited 1196d ago )

I have seen a pattern for the genre as a whole.
In the retail space, you see almost nothing as far as true survival horror games.
What you do see, and this is mostly on the pc, is true survival horror in the form of free downloadable games, or those in the realm of $5 - $20, made by smaller development teams on small budgets. Those are the ones that truly breakout, mainly being that the price of admission is much lower than that of a traditional release.

This isn't an end-all-be-all fact, but there is logic behind the thought that a short, $60 release in such a genre perhaps won't garner the revenue needed to be viable. Again, there will always be the exceptions.

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