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Media Molecule: devs' revenue obsession is "depressing"

Mark Healey, co-founder and creative director of LittleBigPlanet developer Media Molecule, has hit out at developers who are motivated by profit, arguing that those who view their audience solely as a potential source of revenue risk wasting their lives.

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crazycarl12219d ago

I think its more the publishers revenue obsession...

DoomeDx2219d ago

Says the developer that releases a billion costume packs a month, which you can only get for money.

lol
Still, LBp2 is my favorite game

LOGICWINS2219d ago (Edited 2219d ago )

"Mark Healey, co-founder and creative director of LittleBigPlanet developer Media Molecule, has hit out at developers who are motivated by profit, arguing that those who view their audience solely as a potential source of revenue risk wasting their lives."

So why not ensure that LBP players get most of the DLC free? After all, most LBP DLC are only character skins.

Tony-Red-Grave2219d ago

if they did that then the only type of profit they'd make is from the game sells. Then again since the only add ons are character skins no one should really be complaining at all in LBP you have a game complete with tons of free games inside and the ability to make your own.

If anyone thinks thats milking their crazy sure the character add ons look like milking but in the game you already have your moneys worth with a complete game, or games, no locked content and free content being added daily for free.

LOGICWINS2219d ago

"if they did that then the only type of profit they'd make is from the game sells."

Whats wrong with that? Apparently revenue isn't the main concern for MM devs.

SoapShoes2219d ago

You guys are retarded, just because they sell DLC doesn't mean they are obsessed with revenue. They still make the game for consumers to enjoy and you all are being irrational. By your logic you might as well say why not make the whole game free.

Jury2219d ago

they need to make a living. They can't just make content all day then give it away.

Father Murder X2219d ago

This is bullshit. If they were independent they would be singing a different song. Being propped up by Sony has its benefits. F*cking idiots. LDP2 is a downloadable title that is sold for full price anyway.

Jdoki2219d ago

Easy for them to say when they are bank rolled by Sony.

I love LBP and Media Molecule are obviously amazingly talented, but of course profit is a motivator - if you don't make a profit, you can't grow and re-invest.

I see where he's coming from, and I think that the people actually creating the games should not be motivated by profit, as development is creative endeavour. Let the people who own the development studio and the publisher worry about profit.

MoonConquistador2219d ago

@Father Murder X. LBP 2 is by no means a downloadable PSN type game being sold for full price. It may not have had the same impact as the first game, and for me wasn't as much fun as the 1st, but its still a quality game.

I'd just like to see more game packs like the MGS or pirates of the carribean which actually add more value to the game than the useless costumes they release on a regular basis.