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Op Ed

Eurogamer.net - Realtime Crisis.
In the longer term, however, I suspect that the impact of RTW's demise will be felt by the UK games business for many years to come. The company's failure is not entirely a shock - it launched an MMO-style game which was hugely expensive to develop, but which received poor reviews, a combination which would be a fatal blow to most game companies. The scale of the failure, and the context in which it has happened, however, will have a major impact on how the industry does business.

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12. Re: Op Ed Aug 22, 2010, 12:37 Jonny
 
Probably the same type of thing that always happens when you give lots of money to someone who can't handle it. Such a vast amount looks like it'll never run out, so they don't feel a need to properly budget, economise or plan. Instead of locking down exactly what they want and can do at the start he'll probably have wasted millions trying things out, building stuff and then jacking it in, adding extra features that then have to be pulled because they can't be done or bugger the whole thing up. Before he knows it he's burned through all his inexhaustible pile of money, people are screaming at him to start earning it back and he's got nothing to show for it.

People seem to think "superstar" devs can do no wrong, but just because they can make a game doesn't mean they can run a company. Even highly successful companies like Origin have been brought down by being showered in money with no oversight.
 
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