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With creative developers shutting everywhere, the future of games looks bleaker and more boring

UK indie outfit Roll7 is reportedly facing closure, along with Bethesda’s Tango Gameworks and Arkane Austin – but if making award-running, profitable games doesn’t guarantee safety, what will?

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thorstein38d ago

Don't worry, AI will save us all.

And if you didn't know, that's sarcasm!

Goodguy0138d ago

Idk. Great games have still been releasing. Mcsft is still no different than after the 360 era. PS, you just have to wait many years for. Nintendo is readying next gen and will definitely have many games. 3rd party and indies have been the highlight so far this year.

LucasRuinedChildhood38d ago (Edited 38d ago )

Yeah but the games coming out have been in development for many years so they're not affected by this issue.

This is more about the future.

I would say that indies will continue to put out interesting games at least. They need to avoid buyouts though or they're in danger of ending up like Roll7.

Part of the issue is that CEOs created projections based on the Covid years. Now that the line/Growth™ isn't going up, they're overcorrecting for stakeholders despite good profits. There's a certain mindlessness to it.

Hopefully with inflation down and more realistic projections, things will level out.

shinoff218338d ago

The bad thing is these ceos should now those numbers are bad faith and should know better then to use those numbers.

badkolo38d ago

inflation down, really, where is this magic happening.

rlow138d ago

Not downing what you’re saying, but the COVID excuse these companies keep pandering while making record profits. Is like the boy who cried wolf to many times. Nobody’s buying that line anymore.

jwillj2k438d ago (Edited 38d ago )

Yea ok.. Microsoft is no different than the 360 era eh… what in tarnation have u been smoking to not only come to that conclusion but to consciously post it publicly.

badkolo38d ago

whats different, they havent had major hits since then. they where better then

isarai38d ago

Not really, what's happening is the sh!tty AAA industry is finally collapsing and things will revert back to mid-tier being the dominant tier like back in the day.

smolinsk38d ago

It's the bad part of the AAA industry that will collapse where quality doesn't matter only the sales numbers.
But agree. With this move we will see more quality coming back on smaller budgets and more tight development teams with love for the project.

smolinsk38d ago

It's a good thing all this stuff that are happening with layoffs and so on. We need the gaming industry to kind of restart so we can get the good quality games back we once had were it was all about the love of gaming and not just big time business. Now I think everyone Will move closer together and make more quality on smaller budgets.

badkolo38d ago

we will get even more woke garbage because of this

Demetrius38d ago (Edited 38d ago )

It's something how we have to go back to play ps2, ps360 era games to experience creative games again, there's still some good gems but they're scarce af nowadays weirdos and morons have infiltrated the gaming industry and laid waste causing devs to leave studios

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The charming arcade/puzzle game “Fit My ZOO” is now available for the Nintendo Switch

"The Szczecin-based (Poland) indie games publisher and developer RedDeer.Games, are today very glad and thrilled to announce that their cozy arcade/puzzle game “Fit My ZOO“, is is now available for the Nintendo Switch via the Nintendo Eshop." - Jonas Ek, TGG.

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Anime Games Need A Break From Arena Fighters

With so many anime games these past couple of years, there's a growing, noticeable pattern in these games that are growing stale — the Arena Fighter.

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Huey_My_D_Long1d 6h ago

I think Arena Fighters are the worst fighting subgenre to go to. Why havent the west gotten Shonen Jump games in the style of Marvel Vs. Capcom 2? Or Anime fighter like DBZ Fighterz but not just dragon ball? Arena Fighters just arent very good fighter imo. Even the best Arena Fighter series Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm I feel is pretty mediocre as a fighting game

-Foxtrot1d 4h ago

We need more AAA anime games that are single player story driven, like you are experiencing another arc or something within that show. It's either fighting games or games that feel shallow with not much going for them, the kind which are made for the sake of it because the fanbase will eat it up anyway.

I want to see a proper well made game by great studios of Cowboy Bebop, Tenchi Muyo, Sailor Moon, Dirty Pair Flash etc

blackblades1h ago

One piece is that one of the anime thats not Pokemon and digimon that ive seen that has plenty of games outside of fighting.

S2Killinit5h ago

I would like a pokemon smash style anime inspired games.

Flewid6383h ago

The entire fighting game genre needs a break from anime.

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Valfaris: Mecha Therion Review – Gamerhub UK

Steel Mantis proves there's more than one way to rock.

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