A former developer at Irrational Games has put up an article disclosing the downfall of Irrational Games under its management by 2K Games.
Typical management blunder.
There were some seriously talented studios there. I hope if they're being stifled that they will find better studios to continue to allow them to expand their creativity.
Original source: https://hackernoon.com/how-... Very informative read.
Wow lost some respect for 2K
Best article i have read on N4g in a long time after reading the whole letter from the anonymous developer from IRRATIONAL GAMES .
Wow that was sad to read
Good read. Closing the bioshock 2 studio to open the mafia 3 studio sounds like a colossal blunder and typical suit stuff. That's why all of these big names are breaking off into smaller indie studios. Levine, Kojima, etc.
Well, at least it is good to know that Ken Levine and small team of developers are working a new video game without any interference from a big publisher like 2K, back in Boston .
Read it. Good read. There are just questions I have afterwards. Who develops a game which requires sales upwards of 8 million to break even? Hats 480 million dollars they needed to make Mafia 3 successful. I don't think the game is a disaster, but clearly it needed more tlc. Who hurts the team making you winners? I remember the basketball team the Bulls circa 1995. That team with Michael Jordon, Dennis Rodman and others would win championship after championship. Yes they cost million per player but they delivered. You got the goods. It justified their existence. I said it efore and I'll reiterate here: this industry requires reform. From top to bottom. Many have said it and no one is listening. The actors, the writers, the developers and the gamers. Those that follow this industry closely, have a genuine love of the products and understand how a hard buck is earned.
Truth. The suits need to understand that it's the creative forces that actually run things. At the same time, these creative forces need to truly understand their power and importance. Just like most industries, the money men eventually start to destroy the product (and anything around it) in their quest for money. I foresee that many of these major studios will start to feel the self imposed crunch until they dilute their talent and the product. Some already are. The falsely inflated projections, extreme mismanagement, and utter disregard for the talent will eventually squeeze the life blood out of a studio. Unfortunately, there are people (anxious to get to that next level) who will be more than willing to donate their life blood....and so it goes.
i guess this explains why mafia 3 turned out average
great read. Would be great to see the Australian team and others get together and try their hand at their own projects. Good luck to them
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