The lights are on
More and more developers are leaving their longtime studios and striking out on their own. How willing are you to follow them now that they are removed from the companies and franchises that made them famous?
Yesterday, Koji Igarashi, known for his longtime stewardship of Castlevania's handheld titles, left the company to start his own studio. He's by no means the first to do this, and he certainly won't be the last.
A change of scenery might be just what some of these developers need to reinvigorate their creative juices, but how willing are you to give a new game at their new studio a chance? What if the game is a departure from what you knew them for?
To contemplate the flip side of this coin – What happens when known-franchises are handed off to new developers – take a look at Kyle's reader discussion.
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