Publishers are scared of investing in new properties, according to Tim Schafer.
The founder of Double Fine Productions said that it's been a problem as new intellectual properties are his studio's speciality.
"Publishers often don't want to release anything new, I mean they're scared of new IP, and Double Fine specalises in new IP," he said.
"That's always been our challenge, is getting a publisher to invest millions of dollars in something brand new like Brutal Legend."
He said that releasing smaller games through digital services is ideal, as budgets are smaller and publishers are more willing to invest.