View Full Version : Summer Releases: A Look to the Future
04-22-2008, 07:38 PM
Like I said in the news post, excellent job Webb.
I'm going to apologize for this in advance though:
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:p Couldn't help but notice that, it's second nature now.
But as for the editorial itself, it was a great idea. I'd never really thought about the significance of release dates other than the fact that so many seem to be surrounding Christmas.
04-23-2008, 08:56 AM
Nice editorial, maybe now we will start seeing some annual releases in the summer..Fifa..WWE and other sports. :)
04-23-2008, 09:24 AM
It's a nice change that we have so many games out and about. I used to work in Blockbuster and the summer months were appalling due to the lack of big games (and films) that came out. Hopefully this shift will signal a change for the entire industry.
That being said I think certain games can be released any time and will still sell a bucketload. Imagine if GTA4 was released on Xmas day - people would still be out queuing around the street to get it.
Lets not forget the fact that Bioshock was a mid-year release last year and did superbly, so that's surely got to take some credit.
04-23-2008, 08:09 PM
nice editorial, its good to know that developers are changing things like release times i was always sick of waiting for November for everything to come out at once, like Jackanape said there had always been a shortage of releases in summer.
I suppose with Massive titles like GTA and metal gear it makes sense for companys to make use of the lack of games and in effect tap into a competition free period where they will sell plenty of copies.
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