Why Release Unfinished Games?

Why does an unfinished game get released? There are several reasons. Surely many of you are aware of some. But to be fair, let's delve in to the game development process a bit, shall we?

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Troll_Police3131d ago (Edited 3131d ago )

Because people get mad if you delay the unfinished game. They get mad and criticize Media Molecule for delaying LBP2 to work out the bugs but praise Bethsaida for releasing an unfinished Fallout New Vegas.

lzim3131d ago

But better they release it and keep working on it in the background (as sequels) instead of being idiots like PD and just never release the title, holding it back for an entire console generation.

rdgneoz33131d ago

They did release prologue and the PSP game, not like they have done at all nothing at all. And seeing how massive it is compared to other racing games, you won't find anything close to it for a long time. Also, I prefer delays over game breaking bugs and crap that should have been fixed in the first place.

juniordee3131d ago

Let's not forget Tourist Trophy.

King-Leonidas3131d ago (Edited 3131d ago )

dude are you f*****g serious? How are PD idiots? I dont think they coulda achieved those graphics without seriously working their asses off. I just don't think that it's possible to release such game every 2-3 years.

ExplosionSauce3131d ago

Yes because PD finished the game in 2006 and held it back "for an entire console generation".


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NewsForMe3131d ago

New Vegas isn't unfinished, it's unpolished. Everything is there content wise, there are just bugs/glitches.

number473131d ago (Edited 3131d ago )

Honestly... vegas is severely buggy. Thats just not a glitch here or there. I'd imagine the bug/gltich QC isn't finished.. thus


Ares84PS33131d ago

The real reason is money.

It's much more profitable to release some parts of a game as DLC that could have been on the disk day 1 but wasn't (or is just locked).

$$$ iz dolla son $$$


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NYC_Gamer3131d ago

its for the quick dollar

lzim3131d ago

and to keep the franchise fresh and relevant without burning money on marketing.

JimmyJames703131d ago

A quick dollar that they won't get a second time when they continually release buggy games.

kneon3131d ago

You would think so but it doesn't seem to work that way, people buy anyway.

Fool me once, shame on you
Fool me twice, shame on me
Fool me thrice, I must be a gamer :)

lzim3131d ago

money and time constraints. It would cost more to continue working on it, especially QA if the game isn't projected to do that well anyway.

Plus for years the rule has practically been release it as long as it is functional and patch it later. All platforms support such update paths in one way or another.

kube003131d ago

I think of a great example Fallout New Vegas, its also so companies don't miss deadlines

JimmyJames703131d ago

Even with the bugs, I still want to play New Vegas. Hopefully, they will have some patches before I finally get to it.

RyanDJ3131d ago

Missing a deadline = Duke Nukem Forever. Killed an entire company!

rmedtx8883131d ago

Releasing unfinished games is a bad business practice. But they are doing it because we are allowing it. We should not buy broken games. If we read reviews that says that the game has a lot of bugs we should not buy it. We know it will get fixed later but that's not the point.

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