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Ignition: Japanese Game Makers Fear Risk

"A lot of Japanese publishers are commenting about coming into and developing in the Western market, but I don't think that a lot of Japanese companies are taking as many risks as they used to," Chadha tells Next-Gen.

"You've got Devil May Cry 4, Metal Gear Solid 4. No one's really taking the risks with original IP. They think the answer is to come to the US or come to Europe and found development studios which would appeal to the West. I don't think that's the answer. People are just not taking that creative risk anymore."

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ruibing3552d ago

It makes sense but I hope Japanese games stay original. Square Enix's new RPG Last Remnant is looking very promising, so I think it would be good to pursue an IP with some solid franchises to back the company up if the new IP doesn't work out so well.

Dannagar3552d ago

Stupid article! There are plenty of Original IP's coming out of Japan from 3rd parties. Many which are high budget. For example: The Last Remnant, Infinite Undiscovery, White Knight Story, Trusty Bell (Eternal Sonata),ASH, Cry One, Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War, Nobi Nobi Boy, etc... Those are just a few that I came up with off the top of my head but I'm sure if I looked into it further, I'd come up with many more.