Avalanche Studios developer Christofer Sundberg is not afraid to speak his mind. He has intimated thoughts that AAA game development as it stands now is unhealthy and wholly unprofitable. Get some more details after the jump.
As he points out, the budgets and expectations have gone up, but along with it, the risks have gone up as well. When games do come out, they’re unlikely to be profitable at the $ 60 retail price they project.
Christofer’s statements are corroborated by the problems encountered by Nintendo, Square Enix, Capcom, Electronic Arts. Really, all the big gaming companies are facing this reality. We really are facing a critical time in the industry.
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