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Topic: WII U games will increased development cost

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ShadowChaos

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the same website that said the wii u is weaker, have a new article about the wii u games will cost double to make because of higher polygon counts and better textures, Wii U's development costs will be higher than Wii titles due to increased resolution, but utilizing the tablet controller will also mean additional time in design.

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-04-03-next-gen-con...

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Yanchamaru

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I hope the higher costs reduces the shovelware

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Bankai

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Well yes, of course development costs increase as the console becomes capable of doing bigger games.

But woe to the developer or publisher that increases the RRP of games, of course. Gamers are entitled to cheap games after all.

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kkslider5552000

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ChocoGoldfish wrote:

But woe to the developer or publisher that increases the RRP of games, of course. Gamers are entitled to cheap games after all.

I thought it was DLC that was the miracle answer to developer costs? I dunno, it changes week to week. Maybe next week it will be Care Bears. Or maybe doing a good job at running a business. I dunno, that idea's a little CRAAAAZY.

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Chrono_Cross

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I always thought it was gummy bears. Eh, who knew?

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ImDiggerDan

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Download games are the answer to dev costs - cut out the shop and distribution costs.

Dev costs increase with game/system complexity, not polygon count and textures - they tend to be produced to higher qualities intially anyway and reduced to suit the systems.

Higher dev costs don't mean less shovelware, more likely lower quality shovelware. Anyway, shovelware is subjective. If it didn't make money, it would have died out long ago, but someone keeps buying the stuff so people keep producing it.

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Treverend

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ImDiggerDan wrote:

Download games are the answer to dev costs - cut out the shop and distribution costs.

Dev costs increase with game/system complexity, not polygon count and textures - they tend to be produced to higher qualities intially anyway and reduced to suit the systems.

Higher dev costs don't mean less shovelware, more likely lower quality shovelware. Anyway, shovelware is subjective. If it didn't make money, it would have died out long ago, but someone keeps buying the stuff so people keep producing it.

While you're right. We see from things like Steam (who DO have really good sales sometimes) that even if they get to cut out production and distribution costs that they still release at the same price as the physical copy.

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czoom

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Bad mistake if they do this. I really think they won't though. I wont pay for a game over $60. A game at $70 sorry is too much for me.

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shingi_70

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+1 @Digger Dan's comment. I was thinking about this morning as that's the conclusion some member's on Gonintendo had came to while talking about the rise in devlopment costs. Essentially the A and AA games will simply become download be Full experinces simliar to retail games from late last gen/Early this Gen. Nintendo already has the Idea just by looking at the software they're offering on the Eshop like Pushmo and Rolling western.

Or a even Better example Look at the Xbox this year. While we have a few retail titles coming this year (Witcher 2, Halo4, a few others) but My money is going to xlba.

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Bankai

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czoom wrote:

Bad mistake if they do this. I really think they won't though. I wont pay for a game over $60. A game at $70 sorry is too much for me.

But you do expect the Wii U games to be better, more interesting, more immersive games than the previous generation, no doubt.

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