Free Radical co-founder: Shooters don’t make money

Posted By | On 03rd, May. 2012 Under News | Follow This Author @KartikMdgl

If you create a FPS which is not Call of Duty or Battlefield, you won’t make any money says Free Radical co-founder Steve Ellis.

“Nobody really buys any FPSes unless they’re called Call Of Duty,” he said.

“I guess Battlefield did okay, but aside from that pretty much every FPS loses money.”

“I spent the whole of 2008 going round talking to publishers trying to sign up Timesplitters 4,” he revealed to Edge.

“There just isn’t the interest there in doing anything that tries to step away from the rules of the genre – no one wants to do something that’s quirky and different, because it’s too much of a risk. And a large part of that is the cost of doing it.”

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