According to Cliff Bleszinski, the creator of Gears of War series, the used game market and the pricing model for AAA games cannot co-exist.
Bleszinski took to twitter and argued that Sony’s announcement about no restrictions on used games on PlayStation 4 might not be entirely correct.
I’d bet Sony has some similar stuff up their sleeves, they’re just playing on the internet outrage for free PR, he tweeted. You’re all being played!
You cannot have game and marketing budgets this high while also having used and rental games existing, he added. The numbers do not work people.”
The visual fidelity and feature sets we expect from games now come with sky high costs. Assassin’s Creed games are made by thousands of devs.
Newsflash. This is why you’re seeing free to play and microtransactions everywhere, he said. The disc based day one $60 model is crumbling.
These comments come at the heels of Last weeks Sony E3 conference where the Sony Computer Entertainment CEO, Jack Trenton, announced that Sony will not place any additional restrictions on used games for the PlayStation 4, which was met with thunderous applause and standing ovation by the audience.