Should release dates be ignored in favour of making better games

Most of us are accustomed to publishers promising a release date that developers can’t always meet. In some cases this doesn’t have too much of an impact on how a game turns out.

In other cases rushing to meet promised release dates results in games riddled with bugs and lacking promised features.

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2349d ago Replies(4)
StrongMan2349d ago (Edited 2349d ago )

The greatest game of this generation took only two years to make.

Uncharted 2


U mad bro?

TheSleepyGamer2349d ago

The greatest game of this generation in YOUR opinion.

h311rais3r2349d ago

U uncharted fangirls are worse than the appleheads -.-

t0mmyb0y2349d ago

This is why Valve only put out QUALITY games.

wicko2349d ago

I think L4D2 was pretty rushed - good game but that needed a lot more content than it had.

t0mmyb0y2349d ago

I never really cared for L4D. I'd guess M$ had something to do with the rush. Look at any Half Life game, or Portal. They release it when it's ready.

peeps2349d ago

As mentioned, time spent on a game does not = how good it will be. I think there needs to be some sort of date to work towards else developers would constantly be adding and changing things, not to mention they need to release the game eventually in order to make money... Playing video games may be fun but it's still a business and job for those involved in making a game

NBT912349d ago (Edited 2349d ago )

These days, they generally seem to be ignored any way.
I do understand it though, its not as easy as shooting a film and saying "It will be done by this time." Because with games, just because something is done, doesn't mean it is actually going to work and be bug / glitch free.

It looks bad for the company if they continuously miss dates etc, but as a gamer I personally don't really mind and can totally see why it happens.

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