Submitted by Emilio_Estevez 1319d ago | news

Grasshopper Remains Confident Retail Games Won’t “Die Out”, Exploring Steam


Akira Yamaoka, the CCO of offbeat developer Grasshopper Manufacture recently shared his thoughts on retail games and the growing popularity of the digital market, pointing out that he doesn’t think that disc-based games will be fading from existence anytime soon. (Akira Yamaoka, Grasshopper Manufacture, Industry, PC, Sine Mora, Steam)

NYC_Gamer  +   1319d ago
None of their games catch my attention but its good the studio wants to expand
Crap_Turtle  +   1319d ago
Of course it wont

It would be the equivalent of cutting off both hands and both feet and trying to conduct a normal life.......

there is no normal life without physical media in gaming......

you think people want to have psn be down for an entire day, and not have another way?

Or going into a store just to buy a slip with a code on it?
kevnb  +   1319d ago
Yes, pc gaming proves it. Pc gaming is always about 5 years ahead, I guess pc gamers are just nerdier. Perfect example is wow, you can't play unless you are online but it has the player base of a popular console.
Crap_Turtle  +   1319d ago
Oh you mean the PC where piracy is so rampant profit when doing a game only on PC is next to impossible? Is that what you mean?

Where games have to be so down priced just to have people buy them you end up going bankrupt later?
wolokowoh  +   1319d ago
@Crap_Turtle Piracy is rampant but a lot more people buy games than you think. Where were the advertisements in the US for the Witcher series. Exactly, few and far between and yet, the Witcher 2 sold 1 million in the US alone in 2011 and CD Projekt RED is very small. Cliff Bleszinski and several other developers have gone on record saying if you're a small developer starting out to go to PC and Steam.
kevnb  +   1319d ago
I love how people just change the subject when they know they are wrong. Check the headlines when it comes to pc profits. Even japanese devs are starting to notice. Consoles are pretty much only for blockbuster hits at this point, most of them are michael bay like and pretty shallow.
Almost all console games lose money right now, then the odd game like call of duty makes 100s of millions. Thats why you barely see anything original anymore on console; its just way too risky. Just ask all the studios that have been shut down in the last few years, most of them focused on consoles.
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