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The Co-op Podcast #85: Are Developers Getting Lazy?

Mr Kennedy of The Koalition writes:
On this episode of the Co-op podcast we discuss whether or not gaming developers are getting lazy after the announcement of remakes of Resident Evil 1 and Sleeping Dogs. This week's cast debate which type of games would merit a remake and the possible reasons for the latest trend in gaming that is remasters.

Also discussed on this week's Co-op podcast was Ubisoft's announcement of Assassin's Creed: Rogue. Will we be picking this title up once it is released? Or will it just turn out to be a throw-away game?

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GarrusVakarian1170d ago (Edited 1170d ago )

In terms of Sleeping Dogs, it's quite the opposite, actually. They are also developing a brand new Sleeping Dogs game alongside the remaster....how could that be considered lazy? It may be remaster of a game that's only 2 years old, but it's still going to require hard work to make, on top of the new game they are making.

More work = lazy? No.

It's anything but lazy.

Profexxion1170d ago

"Mork work = lazy? No" is quite a skewed view on that. Calling it lazy also may not be the best way to do it. But devs are certainly cutting corners by remastering titles instead allocating all resources to new material. Adding an entirely new chapter to the old game in addition to remastering is one thing. Porting over is another.

stripe8141170d ago

probably yes and no, yes because they only have to update it to the new console codes, no because maybe they are planning to release a sequel for new guys can experience the first one

sarshelyam1170d ago

Lazy? I think it's an excellent idea for companies to offer products that, perhaps, weren't available to a fresh crop of consumers, all at a relatively low overhead on the R&D side, while also culling new funding to give life to a title that otherwise would have been a one-off.

I'm all for it. If I weren't, I'd simply side-step the purchase in favor of something else. Hell, I bought Tomb Raider a second time when the Definitive Edition released for PS4 and I didn't regret the purchase.