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Former Visceral Dev: Horror Games Are Expensive To Make and Hard To Sell

According to former Visceral Games developer Zach Wilson, horror games are expensive to make and hard to sell to the general public, which wants them but does not buy them.

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ccgr1336d ago

Not a fan of horror games/movies in general

Deep-throat1336d ago

Stick with your weeb "games" then.

Artemidorus1336d ago

It's his opinion respect it or leave.

Lord_Sloth1336d ago

Disliking horror doesn't automatically mean he only plays Japanese styled games. Sporting a C.C. avatar doesn't mean he can't enjoy Red Dead like the rest of the world.

UCForce1336d ago (Edited 1336d ago )

"Sigh" Really ? That's just disrespectful.

UltraNova1336d ago

Gtfo dude.

Damn...some people...

FinalFantasyFanatic1336d ago

Don't be a dick, comments like that are the cancer of this community. I'm sure no one wants to hear that from someone named deepthroat.

jc121335d ago

@Artemidorus: That's rich coming from someone on this site. No one respects anyone's opinion on this site...unless it's generally pro-Sony in nature.

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cfc831336d ago

Not the biggest fan of the genre myself. Any 'horrors' i do like tend to not be that scarey really, such as Until Dawn or Alan Wake.

blackblades1336d ago

Me to, I try to avoid them. I can say dead space was good, game and anime movie. Also you guys disgreed just because someone emotionally can't handle horror wtf. You people got issues.

Jackhass1336d ago

Well, they've always got a buyer in me.

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XiNatsuDragnel1336d ago

Well if it's good then ppl will flock

Rebel_Scum1336d ago

Not really. There's heaps of games I like but haven't bought and I'd say that would be the same for a lot of other people. Most people don't have time or money to play every game they like out there.

AnubisG1336d ago (Edited 1336d ago )

Time and money is the biggest reasons why I have to pick and choose what I play. I'm sure many others are in the same boat so i'd say you hit the nail on the head.

October and November I would love to buy at least 7 games but I probably will be able to get one....maybe two.

343_Guilty_Spark1336d ago

Do you always have a super simplistic view of the industry?

TejasTV1336d ago

You do the same thing so slow down there buddy.

Krysis1336d ago

You are as clueless as ALL of your comments.

FinalFantasyFanatic1336d ago

What about the newest Resident Evil? It was good but sold poorly.

gantarat1335d ago

since when 4 million sold poorly ?

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KaiPow1336d ago

A 5 hour horror game is hard to justify it $60. I'd love to see more mid-sized studios tackle horror games and release them for $30-40

DanteVFenris6661336d ago

Took me 22 hours for evil within 2 plus there is tons of reason to replay.

-Foxtrot1336d ago

Classic Mode is a long challenge its self

ShaunCameron1336d ago (Edited 1336d ago )

The $60 of now is not the same $60 of 2012-13.

InTheZoneAC1335d ago

it's not 5 hours and these games are meant to be played more than once.

datriax1336d ago

Likely the case at EA. The kings of bloating budgets and wasting money. Plenty of horror games have been great successes for far less budget.

Nice try though.

NeoGamer2321335d ago

This was from a Visceral devt talking not EA.

And they built a lot of good games. They just didn't get the sales to match the expense of building their games. It is a disappointment when any good developer gets shutdown.

And just because games like Outlast are good does not mean that everyone can build them on a shoe string budget.