All publications for 14.12.2021
Damion Schubert on economics behind price tags for AAA titles: “Extra money also pays for all the games that fail”
Boss Fight creative director Damion Schubert has shared a great thread about the dark side of AAA games’ economics. Players often complain about big companies raising price tags and still releasing titles with loot boxes, but in reality, producing games with nine-figure budgets these days is way more complex than that.
Simon Carless on how you can count game sales based on number of user reviews on Steam
Discoverability expert Simon Carless has shared his thoughts on how developers can quantify their game’s success on Steam based on the number of user reviews. According to his calculations, only 1.5% of new titles released in October 2021 sold at least 40k units in week one.