Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

Game Release Dates Spreading?

EA: We've learned our lesson on release dates on GamesIndustry.biz talks with Glen Schofield of EA's Redwood Shores studio, who indicates that he thinks the industry finally agrees with game fans who have been saying for years that targeting the holidays for every major game release doesn't make much sense:

"I think the industry has finally gone, 'Wow, we could probably just come out just like the movies do'. Movies launch on Christmas day, they launch blockbusters during the summer, and we're now learning that we could probably launch a game at any time, and if it's a good game it will be well received.

"I think that we traditionally thought that people only buy games at Christmas or around holiday time, and now we're looking back and going, 'You know what, GTA launched in May; Resident Evil comes out in March'."

View
11. Re: Game Release Dates Spreading? Feb 25, 2009, 22:08 Warskull
 
With games like Gears of War and Halo, your large name, sequel titles. You will sell them at Christmas regardless. So just release them whenever. You don't have to worry about attaching some games to consoles.

If the game is good enough and lasts long enough, people will still buy it for Christmas 6 months later if they haven't already got it. If its a mediocre game, it will probably won't get noticed. At the same time people will probably only buy 1-2 games for Christmas and it will likely get destroyed by a better game. Kind of like how orange box destroyed all other shooters trying to release beside it.

Now maybe in another 5 years they'll catch onto pricing. Valve seems to have already got the idea and is moving ridiculous amounts of product with their sales.

This comment was edited on Feb 25, 2009, 22:10.
 
Previous Post Next Post Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
    Date Subject Author
  1. Feb 25, 20:19 Re: Game Release Dates Spreading? theyarecomingforyou
  2. Feb 25, 20:24 Re: Game Release Dates Spreading? StingingVelvet
  4. Feb 25, 20:29  Re: Game Release Dates Spreading? Fion
  3. Feb 25, 20:29 Re: Game Release Dates Spreading? Nighthawk
  5. Feb 25, 20:30 Re: Game Release Dates Spreading? Bhruic
  6. Feb 25, 20:41  Re: Game Release Dates Spreading? House
  7. Feb 25, 20:56   Re: Game Release Dates Spreading? PropheT
  8. Feb 25, 21:07    Re: Game Release Dates Spreading? House
  9. Feb 25, 21:28  Re: Game Release Dates Spreading? the_culture
  10. Feb 25, 21:28 Re: Game Release Dates Spreading? space captain
>> 11. Feb 25, 22:08  Re: Game Release Dates Spreading? Warskull
  13. Feb 25, 22:20   Re: Game Release Dates Spreading? Aero
  12. Feb 25, 22:14 Re: Game Release Dates Spreading? Acleacius
  14. Feb 25, 22:21 Oh dear God... Creston
  15. Feb 25, 22:24 Re: Game Release Dates Spreading? Z9000
  16. Feb 25, 22:27 Re: Game Release Dates Spreading? Bone43
  17. Feb 25, 22:52  Re: Game Release Dates Spreading? PHJF
  18. Feb 25, 23:11   Re: Game Release Dates Spreading? Jerykk
  19. Feb 25, 23:28 Re: Game Release Dates Spreading? Dr. D. Schreber
  20. Feb 25, 23:45 Re: Game Release Dates Spreading? Acleacius
  21. Feb 25, 23:58 Re: Game Release Dates Spreading? Blatz
  22. Feb 26, 00:00 Re: Game Release Dates Spreading? Tanto Edge
  23. Feb 26, 00:28 Re: Game Release Dates Spreading? StingingVelvet
  24. Feb 26, 00:40  Re: Game Release Dates Spreading? Jerykk
  26. Feb 26, 01:35   Re: Game Release Dates Spreading? Tanto Edge
  25. Feb 26, 01:03 Re: Game Release Dates Spreading? RP
  27. Feb 26, 01:41  Re: Game Release Dates Spreading? Mostly_Harmless
  28. Feb 26, 01:51   Re: Game Release Dates Spreading? Cutter
  29. Feb 26, 04:23    Re: Game Release Dates Spreading? CJ_Parker
  30. Feb 26, 06:53     Re: Game Release Dates Spreading? Cutter
  31. Feb 26, 09:12      Re: Game Release Dates Spreading? CJ_Parker
  32. Feb 26, 14:14       Re: Game Release Dates Spreading? Kxmode


footer

Blue's News logo