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Originally Posted by geoxile View Post

Oh good, sounds like they're going to spend even more on marketing, stupidly expensive voice actors, bad licensing deals with bad pop stars, etc. because that's what really makes games so great right?


That's all I read. Apparently it's not uncommon for games to have half their budget go to marketing. That's probably just going to go up.

Hopefully it's not a joke and they do spend hundreds of millions more on things that have nothing to do with development, then the big publishers can all go out of business and game makers can actually run the show again.

It's pretty cool to see all the mod teams releasing games now.
post #22 of 27
I think this will just let indie game studios get some real attention. Not bad news at all IMO. All this means is that AAA game companies dont have enough to offer that smaller companies can't, so the only benefit to their abundant resources is the ability to pioneer expensive, fancy technology. Frankly, this setup sou ds good to me: the people with money make new tech, and the people with nothing to lose get to make creative games.
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“If we extrapolate that into creating an entire game, we were worried that the cost would go up by a factor of three or four or even five in the next generation. And of course, we felt that was not acceptable.”

With a some clever work in making the process more efficient, they've been able to get the cost down to roughly double. Even still, that is a lot of money and precious time being poured into a single product. With this in mind, Sweeney went on to emphasize the rising role of free-to-play games and their ability to change the market.

Whole article screams of marketing... at least to me.

Another Dev said that because things would be X86 cost's would be less, ports should be easier.

Edit: here it is, Take Two's CEO said "easier" not cheaper, though one would assume they go hand in hand
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/376030/next-gen-games-could-be-easier-to-develop-than-present-take-two/
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post #24 of 27
Well the cost of making games on Xbox/PS3 was a lot more compared to PS2 era. It seems plausible that game development costs could double for next generation console systems. A lot of smaller game companies have stopped making PS3/Xbox games like those JRPGs because of costs.

Although there is always downloadable indie titles and F2P games that could potentially have some success.
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Sooooo glad I skipped the console crap and built my own rig then. Of course, now I get to play even MORE crappy ports to PC rolleyes.gif

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I'm betting on console games to get yet another price hike to $65 or even $70, or maybe a digital download at a reduced price.
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post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by Marin View Post

Guess what that means... $120 games w/ more day-1 dlc's! wait a year and get it for 75% off on Steam! Score! tongue.gif

FTFM smile.gif

/which is still kind of pricey, though
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