Bryce Wilson of RipTen takes a look at the rise and unfortunate fall of one of the racing genres most prestigious developers...
they were mostly known for the pgr franchise
This is true,but... I recall way back in the early 90's when they were pure magic on the amiga & mega drive with games like Shadow of the Beast 1 to 3,Leander,Killing game show and more... I have always wished that along with more PG they would have gone back to those roots with this gens power behind the games.They were ahead of the times 15 to 20 years ago... I hope they ( the core) make a comeback still in some fashion......
Hey everyone, hope you can all check out an editorial I put a fair bit of work and research into. It's a good learning editorial, and I definitely felt a bit of sadness and emotion for the team.
Sorry man, but I'm pretty sure that Geometry Wars must of made quite a lot of money for Bizzarre. You don't seem to have that on the chart. I know it's digital and might be harder to track sales for both, but to me it seemed like what they lost on the Club was more or less gained back on GW2. Also, I remember playing Wiz and Liz. But in the later years, sadly, Bizzarre were the guys that made Geometry Wars to me but Galaxies proved others could take the formula and improve it. It's a shame they'll never make a new GW for motion controls such as Move and Kinect.
I looked at Geometry Wars but was mainly trying to track the retail sales etc :) I do acknowledge that Geometry Wars was a brilliant game though. I love it.
How many of those sales for PGR3 and PGR4 were off of 360 bundles or chatpad bundles? As far as I know they don't separate those figures. I wonder what the real figures are for people that actually bought the game.
Its unfortunate but inevitable that some game companies go under. The devs will find someplace else to be and continue making great stuff. I'm not too worried for them cuz they're obviously talented.
I'm probably one of the few people who still plays that. I've loved that game ever since I first played the demo, it's so unique and fun.
Yeah game was pretty fun AND original.
Despite making good games,they have to go.I think its injustice when many crappy studios are there without making a single decent title.
they went under!? Damn that's too bad, they had some badass games. PGR, Geometry Wars 2 and Waves were some of my favorite games on 360. That really is unfortunate.
This kid showed his age by leaving out so many titles. Did he not know that Bizarre made Geometry Wars which sold millions and cost almost nothing to make. The profit was unbelievable. Activision wouldn't have bought the studio after a commercial flop like "The Club."
... I've got both GW1 and GW2, I know how much they sold, but they aren't AAA retail titles. A sentence has been added to include your beloved GW, hopefully that helps you sleep at night, loser.
Awwww, did I hurt your feelings on first editorial? Develop thicker skin lil man. No one will always agree with you and readers will always pick apart your stories and opinions. You will never be a game reviewer with that attitude because you still need to grow the hell up.
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