Happy Saturday BaddaBing BaddaBlog readers!!! Welcome to Game Grind, the place where video games and the video game industry are carefully scrutinized. Today’s going to be a shorter post because, as I mentioned on the Facebook page yesterday, I have midterms to prepare for.
Befitting my currently hectic schedule is the fact there does not seem to be too many video games being released in the near future that I am interested in. Yes, of course I’m going to pick up Battlefront and Fallout 4. Beyond that however, there is a little that interests me. I’m over Call of Duty, I do not play sports games, and I am a bit more picky than what I should be when it comes to 3DS and mobile games. So yeah, perhaps I’m becoming a cynical old douche.
Ooooooooooooooooor, the much more likely answer is that I am just as awesome as ever and what is happening right now is an example of a much larger industry trend. I have stated on here numerous times that the video game industry is not in the greatest of shapes. It by no means is doing poorly, but if some longstanding issues are not resolved in the near future they medium may be in some serious trouble.
I think that the reason why it seems like there are so few games coming out in the near future is because fewer video games are being made. It is incredibly expensive to make a triple A game. Actually, come to think of it I don’t really know what triple A really even means. Regardless, today a lot of video game companies will not make a game unless they are almost positive it will sell well. This is also why there are so many sequels in video games. I have not done a tone of research into this train of thought, but I suspect that if I want to play a variety of new and original games, I’m going to have to check out the mobile scene and maybe get a steam account. *groan*
Alright guys, that about does it for this weeks installment of Game Grind. As always, you can subscribe in the upper right tab and be sure to check the blog out on Facebook and me, @LucasDeRuyter, out on Twitter. Have a great Saturday everybody.