Tag: AAA Games

Doom creator: “Free-to-play has killed a hundred AAA studios”

Speaking with GamesIndustry last week at the eGameRevolution exhibit in New York, Doom creator John Romero spoke of how and why AAA games have taken a hit. Romero explained that free-to-play and cheap Steam games are largely to blame for the diminished AAA game market. “The PC is decimating console, just through price. “Free-to-play has killed a hundred AAA studios,”…

Take-Two boss says its “DNA remains in very high end, AAA, immensely immersive experiences”

Take-Two Interactive Chairman and CEO, Strauss Zelnick has affirmed that while Take-Two remain flexible with its business models for game distribution, it will not likely deviate from the AAA market anytime soon. GamesIndustry report that during an investor’ call, Zelnick affirmed that Take-Two’s “DNA remains in very high end, AAA, immensely immersive experiences.” “I don’t really see us deviating from…

Next-gen hurting even AAA current-gen titles

Retail experts have told MCV that with the launch of the next-gen condoles around the corner, current-gen games are selling significantly less in numbers, even AAA titles. The source article explains that Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag has sold a whopping 60 per cent fewer units than Assassin’s Creed III. Even the mega Battlefield 4 has been significantly effected, selling…

Gaming News Wrap [5 July 2013]

Good morning all. If the news seems a little light today blame the Independence Day holiday in the US yesterday. Day 3 of the Ultimate Game Sale is a pretty good one. Gears of War Judgment, Tomb Raider, BiosShock Infinite, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Hitman: Absolution and XCOM: Enemy Unknown for at least 33% off. [via Major Nelson] Microsoft is…

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Dev Believes “Lower-Case aaa” Games Are The Future

Speaking at the Gamercamp festival in Toronto, Splinter Cell: Blacklist director Patrick Redding echoed the notion that many industry members have stated before him, that the industry  industry is moving away from the high budget blockbuster model. GamesIndustryBiz report that Redding believes the videogames industry is experiencing a “critical shift in priorities,” away from games that are based on  a high…