The head of the game studio Inflexion Games Aarin Flynn, the former head of BioWare, in an interview with the British portal VGC commented on the dominance of game-services, as well as the lack of content in them.
According to Flynn, developers should come down to earth, stop making empty promises, and also speak more openly with the audience. The former head of BioWare is sure that the criticism of the players is fair, because they wish only the best for their favorite franchises.
I think that the players in this situation are absolutely right. They want cool games, they want them to be ready, and they want these titles to respect their time.
There is a feeling that the industry lacks this right now. We often see disappointed gamers, largely due to the fact that the studios have raised the bar of expectations that they cannot live up to. I understand this, I consider myself one of them.
It’s about just being honest and open. It’s better to say directly that specific things take time, so we will postpone the launch, but we will be confident in the final result.
Players want that kind of attitude. There is so much to choose from right now that gamers will simply move on to other games if yours doesn’t have enough content. This is good for some and bad for others.
Prior to founding Inflexion Games, Aarin Flynn spent 20 years at BioWare. By the way, he caught a period when his team suffered with Anthem, which they later stopped supporting, although at first they tried.
Flynn’s studio is currently working on the co-op survival game Nightingale. The title will enter early access on PC in the second half of the year.