Next-Gen Game Costs: A Burden on Development

According to BBC, an average PS3 game costs nearly $15 million to make – and that’s before any marketing is done for the game. Not only is this bad news for gamers, as it almost ensures our store shelves will be stocked with sequel after buyer-recognizable sequel, but it’s also bad for developers, who could go belly up after one unsuccessful title.

I guess next time I have to pay 60 bucks for a game I won’t complain so much. Of course the console manufacturers (who also run the publishing channels for the games on those consoles) COULD make it more worthwhile to publishers by giving more of that 60 bucks to back to the development houses….

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