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In a recent interview, Epic Games president Mike Capps discusses the myriad challenges facing developers, most of which he attributes to the uncertainty the industry is now facing.
Speaking with Gamespot, Capps discusses everything from the fate of triple-A games to microtransaction and subscription-based models for selling games. The common theme running through most of his answers is that the industry is a transition period, which makes it hard for developers to know what to invest their time and money in -- especially in regards to big budget retail games.
"It's hard to know exactly what's going to happen," Capps said. "We're bullish on the next generation. We're excited about it. But there's a big risk that nobody cares because they're all too busy playing [Zynga Facebook game] Empire and Allies, and they don't need a next-generation console box. So we're a little worried about it, and you see us experimenting some in the mobile space, partially because that's where the developer base is moving to."
Capps will be sharing more of his views on the industry at this year's GDC Europe, in his keynote speech, "Size Doesn't Matter: How Epic Brings AAA Attitude to Every Game, from Gears of War 3 to Infinity Blade" on Tuesday, August 16.
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God no please make those big games on the consoles I hate this free to play crap era it needs to go there is only one game that I play that is free to play and that is LoL, Im waiting for the next gen console to come out and for those big gorgeous 60 dollar games to come out. Down with free to play all that brings in are the trolls.
I completely agree. I just hope that we don't lose our roots - gaming needs to stay on consoles, and we need AAA titles in order to compete with other mediums.
people will be busy playing facebook games? are you kidding? i would rather die than switch from my PS3 experience to a crappy facebook experience
No matter what, I will always prefer full games over cheap, small time wasters.
Certainly is more confusing than ever. The mobiles and the web based apps are thriving, and their honeymoon doesn't have an end in sight. Nintendo is the first one to feel it, then it will happen to Sony.
i think games should stay on gameing counsoles
this is just sad