Neoseeker : News : Dead Island sequel will be $50 due to "end of a console cycle"
Sort by date: ascending descending
0 thumbs!
^
DemonFowl Jun 11, 12
This worries me somewhat. Nonetheless, I still have faith in the game series.
0 thumbs!
^
Shadow of Death Jun 11, 12
It shouldn't worry anyone really. The current gen IS getting on in years. That the prices have remained as high as they have for so long is the troublesome thing.

Remains to be seen how many other devs/publishers follow suit though. Some will keep charging $60 to $70 because they can (I'm looking at you Activision, and you Ubisoft! Also you too Bethesda!).
0 thumbs!
^
DedValve Jun 11, 12
It's either that the game has a smaller budget (doubtful since the first was a smash success) or that now they have more knowledge they can develop a better title at a cheaper cost in a faster time which seems natural.

Either way - MUST TAKE COLD SHOWERS. COLD SHOWERS FOR EVERYONE.
0 thumbs!
^
Abyss Raider Jun 11, 12
Count me in, if it's as good as the first, with that $50 price tag, there will be no excuse to not go out and get it. I enjoyed the first Dead Island so much!
1 thumbs!
^
Sayyed Jun 11, 12
which makes me wonder how much games will cost NEXT gen. I remember when ps2 games where 40
0 thumbs!
^
Aussie Legend Jun 11, 12
Whilst I wish games coming out a reduced prices should happen more often, I could honestly care less about another repetitive Dead Island.
0 thumbs!
^
Shadow of Death Jun 11, 12
Aussie Legend - Meet my pet, his name is Peeve and he doesn't like the way you mangle a phrase to the point it means something very different from what you intended.
1 thumbs!
^
Aussie Legend Jun 11, 12
Shadow of Death Okay let me give it another shot then, I agree that the industry needs to move away from its current business model of 'every game is either a $60 game or a $15 downloadable title' and that a better, more tiered structure would help certain games that aren't quite AAA standard (maybe AA or 1.5A) do a lot better.

I was just pointing out that this particular example, a sequel to a game which I was massively disappointed with, is not one I'm particularly looking forward to cause I just don't care about the franchise.

/totally not defensive
0 thumbs!
^
oni_hero Jun 11, 12
So wait, A developer that is making a game I am genuinely interested in, and they are pricing it lower than normal because the consoles are older? I THINK I'M IN LOVE!
0 thumbs!
^
Aeolus426 Jun 11, 12
well i'll get it simply because it's $50 but if it's full of bugs again i'm gonna be pissed go to poland and shove it down someones throat.
0 thumbs!
^
Nightmare Samurai Jun 11, 12
Normally I'd say that anyone who thinks this gen is anywhere near dead needs to shut up. But if we get cheaper games out of it then I'm willing to keep quiet.
0 thumbs!
^
Shadow of Death Jun 11, 12
quote Nightmare Samurai
Normally I'd say that anyone who thinks this gen is anywhere near dead needs to shut up. But if we get cheaper games out of it then I'm willing to keep quiet.
And....Nobody is saying that the current generation is near death. It's just, as the article states, 'reaching its climax'. As in, it's reaching its peak (and it will stay there a bit). There is still the other side that we will gradually descend as well.
0 thumbs!
^
DedValve Jun 12, 12
Gaming consoles have already passed their peak. The Wii has long since passed it's peak, PS3 and Xbox 360 also passed their peak not a while ago but are still in a very comfortable place. That said it is the end of a gaming cycle, both in terms of technology and life cycle.
0 thumbs!
^
Shadow of Death Jun 12, 12
Ded Valve - The systems (namely the PS3 and 360) still have a few good years left in them, in terms of sales. They'll start to drop off when PS4 and 720 (not the names, but I forget what they call em now) hit the shelves, but will still remain pretty solid for a while after. That's just how it goes. So many people are unwilling to, or unable to be early adopters, and there will be backlogs of titles to release that are starting development now or even later, that will need to be released and by the time they do, the next gen will have come out.
^
Sponsored
Sort by date: ascending descending
- This news story is archived and is closed to new comments now. -
Newsletter
Latest Inhouse
(0.1555/d/www1)