What the Success of The Last of Us Has to Teach Us About the Current State of the Industry

While the success of such a great game may have seem pre-determined, that’s pretty far from the truth. In reality, The Last of Us is a unique entrant into the world of Triple-A gaming for several reasons, and its resounding success has a few things to teach us about the state of the industry today.

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Ezz20131557d ago (Edited 1557d ago )

that new IPs can get amazing scores and sell amazing numbers if they are pretty amazing games

ArchangelMike1557d ago (Edited 1557d ago )


It's a great article, and points out that it's more that just about being a great game. Arguably, It is first about being a great studio and developer.

Then giving that studio/developer the freedom, and resources to develop the IP, without the intrusion and interference of the marketing suits and Publisher's bigwigs.

It is this quality that is rare in today's multimillion AAA blockbuster gaming landscape.

Ult iMate1557d ago (Edited 1557d ago )

Agree with Ezz2013. I remember the Red Dead Redemption was the new IP too. It also had a deep dramatic plot and was overall an amazing game. And also sold very well.

mixelon1557d ago

Red Dead Redemption was a sequel. The original has a bit of a cult following, and it did okay.

Miss_Vixen1557d ago (Edited 1557d ago )

That if developers are willing to take the risk and tries a new IP, the results can really payoff. As the testament of TLOU sales & reception, furthers solidifies that the game industry is far from a dying breed despite what same critics may say.

Kraftwerk1557d ago

Name one critic that says the video game industry is dying. It's an ever growing multi-billion dollar industry. Doesn't take a business analyst to figure that one out.

No_Limit1557d ago (Edited 1557d ago )

That is why I am so glad new IPs like Quantum Break, Sunset Overdrive, and the Orders:1886 are being made.

lonewolfjedi1557d ago

hopefully publishers take note if you have a good dev team and have faith in them. let the devs have some creative freedom and create new ips.

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