- May 29, 2017
Well who in their right mind running a company wouldn't choose the path that was easier and made more money? It's an honest question. This isn't about someones artistic vision, it's about a company...
I run a company and there's two ways to look at this. Yes, I want to make money and keep all my employees in work and safe, and yes if there's an option to make more money for myself off one service over another usually you take that one. Any game Valve releases will cover wages, and make a good chunk of change.. Just not as much as doing fuck all, with minimum staff.
There's another situation, when I build for myself or take on a hard architectural build. And in these situations I break even and just cover wages, Why would I do this but? For my LOVE of it. For the love of doing something you have passion for and pushing out the envelope. My next house will actually COST me money, as in it wont be worth what I'm putting into it but I'm doing it to go over the top and enjoy every moment of it do things you normally wouldn't see. The same with anything really architectural you never make big money, you do it to see if you can do it.
What's this all really sum down to ? Gabe (Valve). Apparently a hardcore game enthusiast doesn't actually give a fuck about games anymore, and people should stop treating him like some gaming god figure. In his position any true gamer someone that loved that area still would be trying things, pushing the envelope. Giving the fans what they want. At one time he really did love gaming, but for sometime now he's lost any bit of passion he had for it and only gives a shit about one thing, the money.
Guess what, Bobby Kotick and Activison give more of a shit about gamers then Gabe Newell and Valve. He gets the games out that people are asking for, they have their flaws sure and targeting to make money no doubt or argument about it. But just looking at the newest CoD release and the changes that have happened slowly over the years? Activision and Bobby are still actually listening to you to. Gabe stopped a long time ago, and so did Valve.
Got slightly off topic there sorry.