Free Radical founder: "Pretty much every FPS loses money"

Nobody cares unless it's Call of Duty, says Timesplitters man.

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Majin-vegeta2298d ago

You know why??Cuz they try copying COD and screwing us Hardcore player's out there we want a game that's a challenge not our f*cking babysitter /End rant.

GraveLord2298d ago

Is this why you hate Call of Duty so much?

Instead of taking your hate out on Call of Duty, why not go complain to the deveopers whoa re making these poor COD clones?

Majin-vegeta2298d ago

Na man i got other reasons for hating COD.

Saladfax2298d ago

A lot of it ends up being investor/publisher pressure to hit the same market as the profitable title.

It doesn't tend to work very well.

FanboyPunisher2298d ago

COD is just a cash grab,

No care for the artform of game design, or care behind real developers.

Just another quarter for their investors.


TekoIie2298d ago (Edited 2298d ago )

Im sorry do you find this reason not satisfactory???

Here are some games which have copied COD in 1 way or another and failed:

Medal of Honour
Crysis 2
Resistance 3
BF:BC (not a clone but would have been successful if COD werent around)

Look at those games (3 of which were brilliant franchise's before they tried to take COD mechanics and incorporate them into their game in some way) and tell me Cod played no role in their demise. I like COD but it discredits franchise's like assassins creed which is always ballsy enough to release close to COD's release date (this inevitably reduces their sales slightly).

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WrAiTh Sp3cTr32298d ago (Edited 2298d ago )

You should've bought Metro 2033 when it came out then.

Pandamobile2298d ago

I find it hard to believe that Crysis 2 wasn't a profitable game. It sold well over 6 million units and I doubt it had a $200 million budget...

anonym2298d ago

Do you have a source for that? I've looked and I can't find anything higher than 3 million, even for sold-in figures.

MiamiACR212298d ago

Three million is good enough for accounted figures. And we all know STEAM doesn't tell you what they sell, so just add another 3 or 4 million from them.

DigitalAnalog2298d ago (Edited 2298d ago )

Are you kidding? Crysis 2 was yanked out of STEAM pretty quickly after the induction of the "origin" service. Not to mention the backlash of the lack of "DX11" and graphics settings probably hit the PC sales the most. It would be a miracle if they even manage to sell 500,000 units on PC.

GamingPerson2298d ago (Edited 2298d ago )

Every dev want to be cod. But yes cod has a hypnotic power over the casuals.
They should be trying stuff like this!
or this!
or this!
or this!
or this!

Every game trying to be like cod is only a problem on console as far as I can tell.
No point in doing it on pc since they are not such huge cod fans.

WeskerChildReborned2298d ago

It's because of how simple and fast paced it is. It's smooth, not talking about lag but gameplay.

Burning_Finger2298d ago

Forget the money. Pretty much all FPS will died out and become stale as time goes by.

NastyLeftHook02298d ago

Free Radical founder: "Pretty much every FPS loses money"

what really matters is turning into a yearly casual game and losing your original fanbase.

Hicken2298d ago

Well, that SHOULD be what really matters, but what apparently matters more is the fact that there are more of those casuals buying the game, and thus more money to be made there.

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