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Reader Discussion: How Long Should Publishers Wait Between Sequels?

by Mike Futter on Oct 25, 2013 at 04:39 AM

One of the hallmarks of this generation is that publishers have become far more aggressive about monetizing popular intellectual properties. While some series still take a couple of years between iterations, some are arriving every year.

On one end of the spectrum, we've got Grand Theft Auto and The Legend of Zelda. On the other, there are series like Assassin's Creed and Call of Duty. There's even a middle-ground where games like Batman Arkham, inFamous, and Halo live.

Which do you prefer? Do you like your favorite series to have time to breathe, or would you rather have them come fast? What do you think the ideal time between releases is?

Let us know in the comments!