Really sad seeing these middle-tier developers slowly evaporate. Even though they don't make diamonds, they have gems in the rough and seeing games by them still puts a smile on my face. Something about in between indie and AAA is just so nice, reminds me of the PS2 gen. Hope everyone who works there gets a job (they surely will).
This post is actually a great example of how most consumers misunderstand modern AAA game development. Everything you pointed to as an example of budgetary excess on SE's part were incredibly small expenditures compared to the cost of developing the game. Removing all of them wouldn't have really moved the needle at all in terms of sales expectations.
When you read stuff like this it just makes it sound like AAA development costs what it does because it just does, and there really isn't a fix for it. I'd love for there to be some more deep-seated issues that people aren't correcting but honestly I just don't think there are. I'm still fairly sure the biggest expense is paying out salaries, and given what most devs are paid and how hard they work, I sure as hell don't agree with cutting those.
100% yes. It's an open-world game that has style and a fantastic setting, and feels more like a 3rd-person action game in terms of the combat and story/characters. It's definitely not a GTA clone.
Disappointing news. If it weren't for the loading and connectivity issues I absolutely believe ModNation Racers would have become huge -- possibly turn into Sony's Mario Kart. Hopefully the members can land on their feet and stay in the industry.
Sleeping Dogs felt like a game with lots of potential and lots of room to grow, but most publishers aren't interested in that any more. They need a 3+ million seller out of the gate to consider something for a sequel. What a fucking waste. We probably wouldn't have Uncharted or Rainbow Six or Dishonored sequels if all publishers thought like that.
Absolute disaster. Sleeping Dogs is my favourite open world game. To see them go before making a second one is horrific. I was holding out hope for that all this time. Hope everyone lands on their feet.
What a bummer.
Sleeping Dogs is a classic. The only game in this genre that managed to top Vice City imo.
I couldn't enjoy GTAV because I was alway thinking: "Who are these lame motherfuckers Why aren't I playing as Wei Shen? "
Is it worth getting Sleeping Dogs Def Edition on PC if you already have Sleeping Dogs original and most of the DLC on PC? Is it much better graphically? I don't mind to pay the $5 when its discounted to play it again if its improved.
EDIT: After viewing a youtube video looks like there's not too much difference between the two.