Oddworld Creator On AAA Games: "Fu** That Business"
We all know that Battlefield 4 had a ton of problems when it first launched.
In response to that, outspoken Oddworld creator Lorne Lanning has just one message for the big publishers of gigantic AAA productions:
"Fu** that business."
It's what he said during a recent VG24/7 interview, in which Lanning blasted the AAA market, saying it's a "losing business." In fact, he said he'd sooner quit the industry than become a "slave" to certain publishers:
"F**k that business. I don't want to play with that business, because it was a losing business. I'd rather not make games than go f**king be a slave for public companies who care more about their shareholders than they do about their customers."
He added that Battlefield 4 is a good example of publishing executives putting the stockholder desires before the gamers. In fact, Lanning said it was a jewel that ultimately shipped with "dirt all over it," and it certainly isn't the fault of the developers:
"Why did Battlefield 4 ship? You know that team was crying. You know that team knew that game wasn't ready to go. You know that team f**king spent a lot of sleepless nights building that sh** out to look as good and play as good, when it was able to be experienced, being played as they were intending it to be played."
BF4's problems really were ludicrous. For me, it's just another reason why I don't really play multiplayer games online. As for the rest of Lanning's comments, I get it, but let's not forget that gamers still bought BF4. They bought it when the news was out there concerning the title's significant problems, and a ton of people are definitely playing it today.
So yeah, buyer beware, at least to some extent.
Related Game(s): Battlefield 4
3/25/2014 9:33:53 PM Ben Dutka