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Where Do You See Gaming Going? Supersaturation

Isaiah Taylor of The Brog writes the final entry into the on-going series, "Where Do You See Gaming Going?" It ends with more questions than answers. Is the gaming industry growing too fast? A thousand games are released a year, but fewer and fewer games are reaching the average consumer. Is digital distribution the answer? Is there a saturation problem at all?

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lzim2830d ago

I'm still waiting for Rockstar to announce that the next GTA will be made such that other developers can release DLC for it. It can be a much bigger game world than before as a framework for other studios making missions and a few or several districts the size of GTAIV LC inside of it. Imagine you had to fly between cities or take a train. That you had to hunt people down between cities because they weren't so stupid as to stay in the same town all the time. The return of real infrastructure, functioning ports like a seaport, airport, railways, buses. That worked on schedules etc.

Besides the obvious request for IV's relationships to be expanded to any NPC instead of story NPCs. Where even Fable lets to take a wife etc.

As GTA is a game that moves through time with every itteration and the last one was ~present day, the next can't be the present too. Either way, as a much bigger game set in a real world, advertiser can pump it full of product placements, adman NPCs, and licensed content (cars, clothes, movies, TV shows etc). Without being a cheesy world like PS Home, it would still have to be GTA that we know and love but with more minigames and sidequests as DLC.

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The game industry isn't growing at all. It has been shrinking since Xbox 360 and PS3 came on the scene. They are limited experiences without true pointing devices or joysticks. So many entire genres have died since they can't survive on PC and can't be ported to consoles. Even shooters that have become a super saturated genre for consoles are limited on consoles until recently. Too many were made for easy money without any quality when many other games could have been made intsead.

FishCake9T42829d ago

"The game industry isn't growing at all. It has been shrinking since Xbox 360 and PS3 came on the scene. They are limited experiences without true pointing devices or joysticks. So many entire genres have died since they can't survive on PC and can't be ported to consoles. Even shooters that have become a super saturated genre for consoles are limited on consoles until recently. Too many were made for easy money without any quality when many other games could have been made intsead."

---Agreed. How can we have the BS that is Halo ODST and the last two COD games yet no Time Splitters or Star Wars Battle Front? Last gen ownz this gen IMO.

borgome2829d ago

If that blonde chick was trying to ride me while I was playing a game, I would feed her an elbow to the chops.