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30. Re: etc., etc. Feb 14, 2012, 06:04 Dev
Orogogus wrote on Feb 13, 2012, 16:05:
I'm mostly just curious why, and where the particular point of disagreement is. That the multiplatform process actually represents a major drain on resources? That gaming PCs would grow to cover most of the loss? That hardware is a greater determinant of a AAA game than money?

If a game costs $12M to make in our world and sells on 3 platforms, how much less might it cost to produce the exact same game a PC-only universe? If it's $8M, would the PC market really be that much bigger? The 2 pie-slice example suggests a $6M number, which seems like overestimating the overhead.
It's not a drain per se, but more of a diversion of resources. Without that diversion, they could go elsewhere.

Also, I'm talking about the total market, not how much it costs to make. If anything, costs to produce would go up if the graphics were better.

So for instance, if a arbitrary game costs $8 million to make for multiple platforms, let's say consoles bring in a profit of $30 million, and PC $10 million. That's a 4 slice pie where PC is 1/4th of the market. That's about what we have today.
But in a PC only world it might cost $10 million to make (increased costs), however the PC might bring in $20 million (increased market for PC means increased total profit). That $20 million was twice the size of what the PC brings in a multiplatform platform market, but still only half the $40 million of the total interactive entertainment market interest of today. A 1 slice pie where the pie is twice the size of the original pie's quarter. Not everyone who was interested in consoles bought PC's in this alternate universe, but a significantly higher number of gaming PC's are out there.
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