Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Gamers are being more exigent
Don't you think gamers are getting more and more exigent with game developers?
I don't have a lot of experience like John Carmack or Sam Houser, but I sure say that gamers (I'm also a huge gamer) are getting more exigent with game developers. Console development sure is getting harder to be succeeded, so as the all-time beloved PC, and gamers aren't giving any help. Seems that gamers can forgive a billion times more consoles like Nintendo Entertainment System or Atari 2600, and I agree, but they also have to think in these days gaming. Some gamers think that a developer has to use at least 70% of the console power, but think about the time developers take to develop. Recent games most times take about 2/3 years to be developed. Imagine, if this "tradition continues", here in 20 years, game developers will take like 7/8 years to develop games for a console. Can you imagine how hard is to develop?
Doom 4 is a good example. Id Software took about a years to develop the game and after that, they considered restarting the whole project because the source code was a "big mess". They have a studio that it's still developing it. And they are also developing Wolfenstein: The New Order (which I personally am a big fan of Wolfenstein and I can't wait to buy the game and put it on my Xbox and fu*king play the beast).