"The gaming industry has a growing history of blockbuster hits built through abusive working conditions, and calls to improve are few in number, low in volume." "Why would anyone ever want to be a AAA game developer?"
Interesting read. I'm sure this is the case with publishers like Activision and EA... But there are some developers and publishers that dont fall under this category.
AAA just means huge budget, it doesn't mean the game will be good.
why would anyone want a job? i mean it's a job the thing about the job you heat it. how much you tell yourself you have what you want to do still you will get frustrated about it. it's not like teach or being in military or movie maker better. in fact some Musician heat being in famous or in spotlight but what you got to do it's come with job.
To get paid, for job satisfactions, to get employed... etc. the list goes on and on.
It sucks, and on top of all the sh*t they put up with from the heads and publishers, there is still the legion of bitching fans ready to tear them apart when the game's released. Devs can't win, and although I'm not against criticising bad work, I am sure to not be a d*ck about it.
Is this a serious question? Believe it or not, some people enjoy being employeed as storytellers. And video games are arguably the finest medium to use to tell a story.
AAA gd's get paid a lot they usually have a cult following so the game does sell. Yes there's long hours but the rewards are greater than the downside of the hype and pressure
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