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Submitted by chaos-SD 153d ago | opinion piece

The Future of Release Dates

A writer at Middle of Nowhere Gaming feels that upcoming game release dates rest in uncertainty. (Industry, The Last Of Us, Watch Dogs)

thorstein  +   153d ago
This is really a really good article because you have quotes from the DEVELOPERS and not the publishers. That is huge!

Let the Devs determine the release dates. Let me let you in on a little secret: there are rarely ever delays. The developers know when a project can realistically be done. Publishers publish release dates before the game is finished in order to build hype.

If publishers listened to the devs, team Bondi might still be together.
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chaos-SD  +   153d ago
Thanks thorstein, this is a topic I've been thinking about for some time. Kinda near and dear to me.

I kind of had a theory about your info, it's the business men who tend to push things as opposed to the artists.
LAWSON72  +   153d ago
Organization and having a set date are very important when it comes to completing a project. Sure at times the requirements and conditions could be strict, but that does not mean these are bad things. Publishers should just be more lenient with the set goals. People need to set themselves deadlines especially multiple throughout development of a product or they may lose track of time or work on a very loose schedule. As a publisher paying these people to work over a period of time that is not a fair deal.

Simply put publishers should be more fair with deadlines but to actually set none is a risk in their investment. Sure the product could be great but the publisher wants the money they invested back and then some as soon as possible. Sometimes they realize it maybe best to set the date back to guarantee a quality product which is effective in the long run or get the cash and run on a hopeless product in a development hell.
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Editted...whoops...
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Guy105  +   153d ago
I like it when some games slip, especially ones I wasn't gonna have the money for.
chaos-SD  +   153d ago
There was a similar kind of idea being talked about among the staff today, especially for titles in October.
tweet75  +   152d ago
i think games should come out shortly after they are announced. Make sure development of games is comeplete before announcing the games. Imagine people being able to get all the big games at e3 right after e3 is over.

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