Are Most Major Developers Working On Next-Gen Projects Now?
We've seen the evidence everywhere.
We've heard developers and publishers talk about it, and we've seen multiple job listings for just about every major game maker cite next-gen projects. So is it now safe to assume that most significant developers are currently cranking away on games for the next generation?
What follows that interesting question is another one: Do they all have development kits for both new major machines (from Sony and Microsoft respectively)? Or do they only have one? And if they only have one, which is it? Maybe they don't have any at all; maybe the designers are just being proactive and preparing early. Sometimes, one has to wonder if big games that have mysteriously fallen off the radar (Grand Theft Auto V topping the list) are now being made for a new set of hardware. That's more than possible, I think.
The last question that comes to mind is this: If developers are indeed shifting some focus to the future, does that mean there's less of a focus on this generation? Does that mean the number of available titles will start declining? Well, 2012 has certainly seen a drop-off in the number of new games for all current platforms, so maybe that's yet another indicator...an indicator of the inevitable future.
8/1/2012 8:56:11 PM Ben Dutka