Originally Posted by Pure Mongrel
Game releases will be based on lowest common denominator marketing and I fear many great games will never see the light of day. (especially now that organizations like M$ are looking to reduce the number of Indy games on XBL, etc.)
The global financial crisis is not only killing jobs, it is killing culture too!
Oh well, at least we will have GTA 102 and EA's "insert sports / Sims name here" 2099 to look forward to.
It goes just like with movies. Big publishers. I'm a bit scared about this situation too.
One hope I see is in community based games, where people can use the game mechanics to bend the games to the direction they want. Then a lot of game developers will get unemployed and I hope they establish indie studios together.
And still yet to see same kind of revolution as social media/interaction was to web. Like World of Warcraft is a good game, but not everyone has that much time, need more laid back social game settings in the real world
. Oops. What did I actually write?
Well, there is some hope. At least I hope.