BioWare’s Greg Zeschuk has recently revealed that EA gives their studios enough creative freedom, and in the same interview he also said he doubts next-gen consoles to have a massive impact and revive the industry.
He also feels the industry is “kind of
“The console core sales are slowing significantly – you can’t get around that fact. We are in a kind of sick market for old-school gaming – the traditional retail-based gaming – and as much as EA has moved into digital, the boxed stuff is not as robust. While digital is coming up fast it’s not filling in the gaps,” he said.
“Right now, there is this sort of classic innovator’s dilemma where we see a new market emerging, but it’s not really that great – with the mobile business, certain people make a lot of money but on the whole it’s not generating as much revenue as the console business. Everyone’s kind of holding out hope for the new consoles, but I honestly don’t think they’re going to be that big a deal.
“I worry a lot that unless Microsoft or Sony pull something magically out of a hat, it’s pretty much the same old, same old repackaged and I don’t think they’re going to change the dynamic of the retail market. I don’t see how they can – the market is what it is.”
Let’s hope he’s proven wrong for the sake for the market and all the gamers who love traditional gaming.
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