Ex Days Gone Dev Faces Backlash, Says "Buy Games At Full Price Or Don't Complain At Lack of Sequel"

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SOURCE 1: www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-09/sony-s-obsession-with-blockbusters-is-stirring-unrest-within-playstation-empire
SOURCE 2: www.videogameschronicle.com/news/days-gone-2/
SOURCE 3: www.videogameschronicle.com/news/days-gone-lead-says-dont-complain-if-theres-no-sequel-if-you-didnt-buy-it-full-price/
SOURCE 4: wccftech.com/days-gone-director-john-garvin-says-metacritic-score-is-everything-to-sony/
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  • Instead of throwing shade at people who made reasonable purchase decisions with their hard earned money, how about some gratitude for the people who did support the game, even those who bought the game on sale? Customers didn't reject a Days Gone sequel, Sony did. SURPRISE MECHANICS (MERCH): www.yongyea.com PATREON: www.patreon.com/yongyea TWITTER: twitter.com/yongyea TOP PATRONS [BIG BOSS] - Charlie Galvin - DatadyneExecutive - Devon B - Jonathan Ball - Joseph Lavoie - WECKmaster329 - Zergling50 [BOSS] - Gerardo Andrade - Joe Hunt - MD archenangel - Michael Redmond - Peter Vrba - Sarano - Shepard Gaming - skyrimfan14 - Time Dragonlord [LEGENDARY] - BattleBladeWar - NEO JASON VAMP - The Brothers Tiegs - Theron Webb - Yue

    YongYeaYongYea24 päivää sitten
    • You can say that about every game but even you shit on games the same way lol expect Sony

      TACKO FALLTACKO FALL13 tuntia sitten
    • shut the fuck up yong

      Chris AlvarezChris Alvarez12 päivää sitten
    • @I Troll As A Hobby Whatever. I don't know what stupid game you're playing, but congratulations on accomplishing whatever it is you tried to accomplish. 👏 Now go away.

      AnimationeerAnimationeer13 päivää sitten
    • @Animationeer Looked like it worked

      I Troll As A HobbyI Troll As A Hobby13 päivää sitten
    • @I Troll As A Hobby Ok, and why? Is there a reason why you think nobody read my comment? Yours is the only one after mine, so it's not like there's a way to know how many people read it. Not to mention, I don't care who read it or who didn't so why are you telling me this? You have a problem with me or my comments or something? Why try to belittle me on this comment thread, like you know something I don't? Honestly, I don't care if you didn't bother to read the while thing. It might've been a tl;dr comment, but it doesn't matter anyway what you think or what anyone else thinks about it. I don't even care if you read through this whole reply, you probably won't, so whatever. Whatever you were trying to do, you failed! 🤷‍♂️

      AnimationeerAnimationeer13 päivää sitten
  • So sony doesn't pay for the games they give out for free?

    Citizen NozmedaCitizen Nozmeda14 tuntia sitten
  • People wonder why we don't pay full price ? Have you seen what happens to those who preorder their games? And I don't know about you but was cyber punk worth full price? Or Street fighter 5? Or skyrim for the 7th time?

    Jake BobJake Bob22 tuntia sitten
  • If i bought triple A games on full price, i can buy a damn 250cc motorcycle and still have money to spare

    Muhamad Aswin SubarkahMuhamad Aswin SubarkahPäivä sitten
  • Here's an idea; make a better game, don't launch broken and half finished, if upper management doesn't let the developers do their job, instead of passing the blame and saying there was nothing you can do, quit and go to a company that'll actually release a finished product. We voted against their shitty game with our wallets and it killed the chances for a sequel, but if the game itself was decent at all, we would've again voted with our wallets.

    Caffeinated DaVinciCaffeinated DaVinciPäivä sitten
  • Don't you just hate these developers. They are SO up on themselves and their abilities they honestly can't understand why their creation, their effort, is not worshipped by the consumers. Since they are SOOO damn perfect it must be the consumers fault the product does not sell well. Fracking idiots. The most BASIC rule of selling products is the customer will pay what the product is worth to them. If the product is priced more that the value they think they will get from the product they will not buy it. Period. So if you have a game that sells for say $80 .. then the consumer has to believe they will get at least $80 in value for the game. Simple. And if the game is not selling at that price, well, the game provides less value than you thought. And what is even worse is if you advertise the game to sell it, and people buy it at that $80 price expecting a great value based on the ads, and then they do not get the value ... well the reviews become mediocre or poor and that then convinces others it has a lower value. So it's not Trolls and it's not bad Consumers .. it's simply developers with delusions of being so great pushing mid tier value games and high prices and not delivering on the value that price calls for. Or in other words, incompetent developers.

    Walter EnglerWalter Engler2 päivää sitten
  • This is the same game industry that revels in the eventual "game of the year" complete versions of games that make buying them on launch a lesser and more expensive experience, right?

    RagRag2 päivää sitten
  • If it's done by this ass, I don't actually want a sequel. But maybe I'll pirate it just to piss him off...oh wait, it's not worth the time.

    CrowMercuryCrowMercury2 päivää sitten
  • He is not wrong..... people just don't like to hear these things. Maybe he was blunt with his delivery, and at the end of it all im not a rich guy and scrape any game deal i can, but basic economics back up his opinion.

    TheCyanideSmokerTheCyanideSmoker3 päivää sitten
  • wel i mean if it AINT getting a sequel i aint gonna shell out money for a cliff hanger ending that goes nowhere.

    Chromatic TurtleChromatic Turtle3 päivää sitten
  • 70.00$ dollars for games are scams

    piggy nesspiggy ness3 päivää sitten
  • At this point I wait months before buying a game full price because trailer are lies 76% of the time

    Max/rose Fox animeMax/rose Fox anime3 päivää sitten
  • It always the people who buy it who at fault never the dev/company fault Is bs

    piggy nesspiggy ness3 päivää sitten
  • Microsoft should buy days gone

    piggy nesspiggy ness3 päivää sitten
  • If the games coming out are consistently trash and take so long to get to a decent state that they are already on sale, or even worse the price of the game has dropped by the time it has been cleaned up to what it should have been at launch, then why would we ever buy games at full price? Let alone at launch. I have a backlog of games that I'm waiting to buy till after they are in a good state, assuming they even get there.

    Hyde472Hyde4723 päivää sitten
  • I hate to admit it but at this point i torrent any game before i get it just to make sure its in a playable state before i spend six hours of my labor to buy something

    PhlyinHighPhlyinHigh3 päivää sitten
  • What a crybaby argument. I do get it, though. There are a lot of people just demanding stuff who aren’t even real fans. I however bought bundles and preordered I don’t have that problem days gone included.

    Chyleen LopezChyleen Lopez3 päivää sitten
  • Oh thank god there won't be a sequel

    MilisMilis3 päivää sitten
    • Let's think logically If you love a game you should buy it at full price Nobody buys the game at full price Nobody likes the game

      MilisMilis3 päivää sitten
    • Let's think logically If you love a game you should buy it at full price Nobody buys the game at full price Nobody likes the game

      MilisMilis3 päivää sitten
  • There was a game called Homefront that if you purchased used you would have to purchase a code to play multiplayer. Guess what the used price plus the multiplayer code cost.

    ChrisChris4 päivää sitten
  • Maybe if these companies made games worth 60.00 we'd buy them at that price but until then I'll be getting them used or in the bargain bin 9 times out of 10. Days Gone could have been a really great game with some more effort just like Rage could have been another Fallout if that studio had done things right.

    wesrwesr4 päivää sitten
  • Well I would until you tell your customers to do something like that. I don’t fund greed and I’m a lower income individual, so what do think will happen?

    G HG H4 päivää sitten
  • He's correct about the piracy issue. It killed the PSP and any chance of Sony doing a handheld again. I think the guy just felt really burned after putting 5 years into making a game. Imagine if you worked on videos for 5 years, and then you get people using ad blocker, get your content for free and then gripe about the content and say "well I wouldve let you get ad revenue if your content was any good". I kind of side with the dev here, but I think he could've said it in a way that showed gratitude for those who DID support his game at launch.

    Trent KaniugaTrent Kaniuga7 päivää sitten
  • Suuuuper 3-head take on almost everything that he said. This guy seems like he doesn't understand the industry that he works in. I literally cried in laughter when he compared God of War and that Dev Team to Days Gone. What a joke, man. Devs like him are the type that I actually avoid trying to buy games from. At least he let me know that he is not worth my time or money in the future. So thanks for that. And thank you too Yong for covering this.

    WolfCat ComboWolfCat Combo7 päivää sitten
  • Buy full price or don't complain... Me not buying anything Sony anymore, game, TV, phone, stereo anything Sony is bared

    Kaloian MitrevKaloian Mitrev7 päivää sitten
  • Hmm... Days Gone... Published directly by Sony of America... Who's CEO (Michael Lynton) got $11.1 million in 2017 alone. How's about they give the game away for free, and he pays for it personally? I think we've clearly already spent enough, for a single man to have such a surplus. In fact, I think it's quite justifiable that we start getting payed to play the games, concidering the amount of growth pretty much every AAA company sees solely from in-game microtransactions.

    Capybara CapybaraCapybara Capybara7 päivää sitten
  • Lmao Sony fans are literally signing petitions to get so they can actually get new games.... hilarious. Im shocked anyway Actually remembers days gone

    Billy BolesonBilly Boleson8 päivää sitten
  • Moral of the story, release good games in a good state and we’ll pay what the game is worth. Make a shit game and release it in a broken state, don’t get mad at the customers when we tell you to get stuffed

    Kyle CrawfordKyle Crawford8 päivää sitten
  • The 200,000 people who downloaded Syphonfilter on the PSP, would never ever fking buy that game. Thats why they downloaded it. Lets be honest, that game wasn't good either, thus people sure as hell not wasting money on it. Just because people download something from the bay or ripper sites, does not mean they would've bought said product if there was no pirated copies floating on the internet. Thats just dumb. If someone would never ever buy a product, but if it were given out for free, no sht they would take it, because its free!! If they had the only 1 option to get product, that is to buy it only, they would never purchase it.

    sparda9060sparda90609 päivää sitten
  • People have bills to pay, food to put on the table not everyone can afford full price

    kian Simpsonkian Simpson9 päivää sitten
  • I got days gone on ps plus free and if days gone 2 comes out I will buy it full price or at least on sale because now Ive done the story and want to see what happens next I want to buy it to see what happens next

    kian Simpsonkian Simpson9 päivää sitten
  • When it comes to piracy it's funny seeing americans and the like on their high horse talking about how bad piracy is because 90% of people who don't live in Canada, U.S., U.K, Europe, Japan and Oceania is more worried about food, clothing and survival than paying double the price first worlders pay for videogames.

    Gabriel87100Gabriel871009 päivää sitten
  • Dude is making a lot of shocking assumptions, kinda alarming he's this ignorant of how things look from the outside. There's almost no point in getting them new now, launch would be a big deal if there weren't constant launches every year and most of them are for overhyped trash. I already stopped pre-ordering games because companies took that the wrong way. Now I try to wait a at least a week on anything because I can't trust that the game isn't half-finished and that some reviewers aren't in the publishers pocket. That's is, if I don't wait for a sale because I have rent, food costs, medical bills, etc.

    tekyuinajarfultekyuinajarful9 päivää sitten
  • Especially not now coz they are fucking $60

    Swapnajoy NathSwapnajoy Nath9 päivää sitten
  • I can tell you don’t know much about some classic game directors/creators. Jaffe made God of War and Twisted Metal. Garvin helped make Days Gone and Syphon Filter.

    Eddie CardwellEddie Cardwell10 päivää sitten
  • Got Days Gone from PSPlus. Haven't played it. Don't know who that guy is. Going back to play more Monster Hunter now, which I paid full price for.

    gazebothiefgazebothief10 päivää sitten
  • Someone needs to pop Garvins big ass head. Days Gone is good but not $60 good. More like $35 good.

    MiSTR JTMiSTR JT10 päivää sitten
  • As always, it’s like you’re speaking my mind.

    MiSTR JTMiSTR JT10 päivää sitten
  • His whole argument ignores the fact that developers have been crapping on consumers for a while now, releasing buggy, half finished games with the promise that they'll be made whole later through updates. Fallout 76 is a prime example. What the developers promised is not what they delivered. Even then, almost each update meant to patch one problem caused more problems. This behavior and attitude from the devs has become the rule rather than the exception at this point. Not to mention the monetization of every facet of every game. Why pay full price for a game where I'm going to have to shell out more to get the full experience. With the monetization of the games at the extent that it is, the question shouldn't be why don't people purchase at full value but rather why do the game companies keep putting them on the market at full retail price?

    Bart TBart T10 päivää sitten
  • Related to a fragment of the video: I don't think that piracy is a problem, why? Because those are "sales" that would never happend, therefore where wrongly accounted during market analisis. Usually there are 3 types of pirates: 1 The most common, the one that pirates because they don't have money to spend on X product. 2 The pirate that pirates because they don't wanna support the studio or some of the companies behind the project (usually comes down to those said companies having doubtful morals or internal politics like crunching etc) 3 Those that pirate because there is no other legal way to get the product in their region and importing is A to expensive or B stright up impossible. Yeah, i know there's people thate pirates "cuz its free", but i personally think that those are a minority, or unconciously are part of the before mentioned groups. Piracy now days isn't the problem. Saying that "we lost X millions to piracy" it's wrong, because that was based on the fact that everyone in the estimated sales prediction has the money to actually spend it on the product, when its 100% sure that not everyone will be able to buy the product. A, and there are the ones that pirate because the demo format is dead in many platforms like xbox or sony, and pirate the games to try them and see if they are actually worth it. And i am a good example of what i just said, i pirated Monster Hunter World, to test if my potato pc was able to run it, and then i bought it on the steam capcom weekend sale for 34€ because i literally don't have 70€ for a full game+ expansion, i usually only buy 3~4 max games per year because thats what i can afford, and i pick those that i can literally put thousands of hours in.

    unlimitedslashunlimitedslash10 päivää sitten
  • Don't charge 60 bucks, charge 40 or 45 and it will be a lot more enticing

    Chris TregennaChris Tregenna10 päivää sitten
  • I love what outriders did with there demo, should be used more often I think. Even their communication after the farming was happening was a pretty spot on way to do it "Feel free to do it, but your not gonna have as much fun"

    Scotty AndersonScotty Anderson10 päivää sitten
  • Ok, I wont. That was easy.

    sinthalissinthalis10 päivää sitten
  • I enjoyed Days Gone but the motorcycle and shooting mechanics were garbage.

    bohdilamabohdilama10 päivää sitten
  • Bro, this director should be thankful I'm even looking at this game. If Sam Witwer wasn't playing the main role, I would've even care about this games existence. Man gthoh. I'd rather spend my money on something else lol. Also, if u don't like ppl getting your game on sale or on PS plus, then guess what; DON'T PUT THE GAME ON SALE OR ON PS PLUS.

    The EmperorThe Emperor10 päivää sitten
  • Just make your games good and you won't have to worry about being broke :)

    Kami EastonKami Easton11 päivää sitten
  • How 'bout you make a game _worth_ full price, buddy.

    FalkenFalken11 päivää sitten
  • I'm agreed with that guy, gaymers don't care about devs, their hard work, not to mention pirates, those are the worst. All this people have families. On the other side, don't launch a game incomplete or full of bugs

    Dante NájeraDante Nájera11 päivää sitten
    • @Billy Boleson you've got it dude

      Dante NájeraDante Nájera7 päivää sitten
    • True unless it's EA or Activision lol

      Billy BolesonBilly Boleson8 päivää sitten
  • Make a good game or don't complain people don't buy it at full price.

    XarkoXarko11 päivää sitten
  • Easy solution timed session free demo you want people to buy your game give them the opportunity to see what they're getting into. Like how I tried the Nintendo switch monster hunter demo and I didn't like it so I didn't waste my money

    L.R. BushidoL.R. Bushido11 päivää sitten
  • Games nowadays are broken at launch. I've only preordered once (regretted it, so never again), and I never buy at launch. Maybe back in the day, pre 2010, I would have. But never nowadays.

    ObunniObunni11 päivää sitten
  • its interesing: his answer directs to the same problem everyone has: create and publish a game in a good state - not suport a game unfinished and rushed to launch.

    Raphael SindermannRaphael Sindermann11 päivää sitten
  • The game was an open worls repetitive busy work with a barebone story. I wouldve been pissed if i paid 80$ CAD for it.

    Zach AceZach Ace11 päivää sitten
  • Maybe if dev's released games that actually WORKED and maybe if consumers didn't have to worry about buying a game at release that is going to need 6 months to 1 year of patches to bring it to the level it should've been at release-Then consumers wouldn't have an issue paying full price for a game. A significant number of developers are out of touch with consumers.

    Kitsune LeeKitsune Lee11 päivää sitten
  • has John Garvin played his own game? lmao

    LebrylLebryl11 päivää sitten
  • Lolz wasn't this on the PS+ free games last month?

    John PelusoJohn Peluso11 päivää sitten
  • its sad he is attacking people that make use of sales and free PSN games...but NOT the people that decide the sales and PSN games

    cser2453cser245312 päivää sitten
  • I pay full price for fromsoft games because they are usually complete.

    spacekees102spacekees10212 päivää sitten
  • This game should come to game pass. Maybe then it'll do pretty well.

    Joe BJoe B12 päivää sitten
  • The only game for which I agree with this sentiment is _Crash Bandicoot 4._ The _N.Sane Trilogy_ was at the top of the UK sales charts for something like 4 months, but Crash 4 came out and *nobody* brought it. (admittedly, Activision is partly to blame for asking a preposterous £60 -- equivalent to about $75 US). The game was a masterpiece, and was complete and bug free at launch without patches. Now, the developers, _Toys for Bob_ have been transferred over to _Call of Duty_ support, and many staff have quit. All because the game didn't get the player support it deserved.

    Graeme VaugheyGraeme Vaughey12 päivää sitten
  • “Don’t buy our game, don’t expect a sequel” Customers: Don’t buy the game or support the game devs Devs seeing that they’ve got no sales: *shocked Pikachu face*

    Amazingly AwkwardAmazingly Awkward12 päivää sitten
  • Fun Fact: Do you remember Sony had this reality contest show called "The Tester", if you watched it you might recall Arin 'Egoraptor' Hanson was on it; on episode 3 he was eliminated by a judge because "he didn't stay behind to help shoot the melons". Well, that's John Garvin, lol.

    Monsieur PaburuMonsieur Paburu12 päivää sitten
    • "He didn't stay behind to help shoot the melons." Meanwhile, looking at the obviously edited footage meant to make Arin look bad: "Wow. Arin did a lot of work in this episode, he brought his team a TON of melons!" The real reason they kicked him was that he wouldn't play along with the "sexually attracted to a teammate" bit that so many reality shows do. He straight up told them that he was happily married, so they could take his weak compliments, or just not have that interview segment at all.

      16BitGamer16BitGamer5 päivää sitten
    • I watched that lol

      NeocereusNeocereus10 päivää sitten
  • wanna see you wearing more shirts with you smiling, your smile is amazing

    FuskFusk13 päivää sitten
  • Why do idiots insist they're the smart ones? This guy clearly thinks we are idiots for buying at half price. Yet he's the fool hocking busted games at full and expecting us to be greatful.

    KalenKalen13 päivää sitten
  • It’s an amazing game!

    Brandon SimsBrandon Sims14 päivää sitten
  • “Saturated market” my ass we don’t have enough good zombie games my dude and the ones we do have that aren’t the few that are good like dying light and a couple others are garbage

    xTOXIcRainXxTOXIcRainX14 päivää sitten
    • This is every genre tho, most games in a genre suck lol

      Billy BolesonBilly Boleson8 päivää sitten
  • but sony gave it to us for free. 🤣

    JaymibJaymib14 päivää sitten
  • Parasite Eve needs to come back

    Revolver SamRevolver Sam14 päivää sitten
  • All those people probably never would have bought it if not for those sales lol. That’s the kind of attitude that would get no one to buy it.

    Kaltes BildKaltes Bild14 päivää sitten
  • When it launched I was intrigued but the early reviews said it was rough and so I waited. After that I kept seeing it when I'd visit Gamestop to pick something up and always said "Next time" as my intrigue wasn't massive from what I'd seen. Having finally played it via PS+ I enjoy the game but it's got some aspects that feel incomplete or rushed, primarily with the bike. The whole point is rebuilding an awesome bike but it just feels limited. It's an apocalypse but you can strip enemy bikes for parts or certain upgrades you'd think logical don't exist. Also the whole thing about Sarah's custom tank that Manny is "looking" for and doesn't actually exist in the game feels like cut content.

    Dipper GleefulDipper Gleeful14 päivää sitten
  • I actually agree with him, if a game don't make enough money why would they make a sequel. People need to understand its a business if yall stop buying trash games like call of duty and assassins creed that come out every year and bought exclusive games that have a new experience we will get more of those and less of the call of duty games also people buying into the micro transaction and complaining about it but if u are giving them money they will never stop until u stop giving them money. If yall didn't know no company cares about u they just want your money so whatever gets them your money they are going to do that. I only buy PS good exclusive games and the best 3rd party games at full price and I don't buy call of duty every year money grab games. And all the people buying shark cards on GTA is the reason GTA 6 is not coming any time soon smh

    jayshine27jayshine2714 päivää sitten
  • So if a game doesn't put millions of dollars into the pockets of people like Bobby Kotick, they wont make a sequel? I don't give a flying fuck xD

    woteva wotevawoteva woteva14 päivää sitten
  • Agree 100%. On point.

    Tha PumeTha Pume14 päivää sitten
  • Hmm what was coming out at the same time as Days Gone. Can't remember but I'm pretty sure it had some good competition.

    imraw17imraw1714 päivää sitten
  • I got days gone in ps plus. I really liked it! I found it was marketed in a way that was just so uninteresting and made it out to be a different game then it actually was.

    Jenna McClellanJenna McClellan14 päivää sitten
  • Honestly, it's not that people didn't buy it at full price, it's that it was exclusive. You're cutting the market in half by not allowing it to be released on Xbox, PC.

    TANK1xEMKTANK1xEMK14 päivää sitten
  • Thiss wouldn't be an issue if devs just released more fucking demos. The consumer really doesn't know what he's going to get you can't blame them for being careful. Over the past 10 years or so devs have been pulling some fucked up shit to put gamers on guard. A demo can help make a more informed choice. If they have nothing to fear and if they have faith in their product a short demo should be simple to release.

    outlaw0987654321outlaw098765432114 päivää sitten
  • Simple! Don't buy the game!

    Herpes SurvivorHerpes Survivor14 päivää sitten
  • Days Gone is still to this day a glitchy unplayable fucking mess. Fuck that dev

    Brandon BoudreauxBrandon Boudreaux15 päivää sitten
  • If you want a sequel to your game launch it finished instead of a broken mess.

    Start The BengineStart The Bengine15 päivää sitten
  • He just has an unpopular opinion. I buy Etrian Odyssey games at full price not because I care to support the developers, I do it because I love the series and know the game will deliver the experience I paid for. if I have high promises in a game, I'll consider preordering it. Most of the time I won't. I was heavily interested in anthem and decided to wait to see what it would become after launch, look at where it is now.

    Paradoxical NexusParadoxical Nexus15 päivää sitten
  • Don't release a game in a nearly unplayable state and people will buy it at full price. This piece of shit is trying to blame customers because the game was full of bugs at launch and sales didn't climb until it was fixed and hit the bargain bin. Lol

    Im_So_ZonedIm_So_Zoned15 päivää sitten
  • Screw these GREEDY heartless CEO's that treat us like CONSUMERS rather than customers.

    Rick SanchezRick Sanchez15 päivää sitten
  • 2 big issues before even getting to the meat of the article. Games sequel is canned and after it gets "public" the ex developer CREATIVE design developer goes on a public rant... I'm sorry but this isn't a good look at all. As one can make the simple point and thats if a YOUR game underperforms and undersells. I think the customer IS SHOWING YOU THE VALUE OF YOUR GAME. I hate saying I do like Days Gone a lot but it most definitely LACKS any reason to replay it. And the zombie diversity is very "bland."

    Maxwell J. S.Maxwell J. S.15 päivää sitten
  • Yeah, so, the industry is kinda NOTORIOUS for it's obsession with preliminary/projected scores on review sites like Metascore. And this isn't new. It's been going on for years. Back in 2012, Square(P)Enix murdered a game in development called Dead Sun, which would have been a spiritual successor to the highly-acclaimed Legacy of Kain series of games- which hasn't seen a follow-on of any sort in basically 20 years (unless you count Nosgoth, and that was a game none of us really wanted and never made it out of Beta). Reportedly, Square did this because the projected metascore of the game came out to 80, rather than the 85 they'd have preferred. The Development studio making the game also got a pretty raw deal out of that- and of course, we never got a game. Square just stuffed a pillow over it's face and choked it out, because of five points on a projected metascore. Took the fandom years to figure out a game had even been in development- or that it was canceled, or why. So this ding-dong running around criticizing gamers for their purchasing practices as a reason for why good games don't get made is not only dead-freaking-rude, it's also highly inaccurate. Dead Sun never even released. We didn't have a game to pay full freaking price on, even.

    SkunkWerks7SkunkWerks715 päivää sitten
  • This guy would hate me then. I haven't bought a game at full price in over a decade

    Sean WilliamsSean Williams15 päivää sitten
  • We have been trained by the games industry FOR YEARS not to buy games at full price. If a game can drop by 20% within weeks of launch, is bug riddled and needs patching etc etc. Make a game that deserves a full price purchase and people will buy it. Hype culture can only do so much in terms of getting people to preorder or buy day 1.

    KeithKeith15 päivää sitten
  • Such a shame I really did enjoy the game

    retro manretro man16 päivää sitten
  • If games were released COMPLETE, I'd be more compelled to pay full price. Most games nowadays are woefully buggy and incomplete when they come out.

    IanIan16 päivää sitten
  • Don't blame the customers for not buying your game, blame yourselves for not making a game customers want to buy.

    AzureKyleAzureKyle16 päivää sitten
  • Yeah fuck this guy. I live in Oregon, and I very much appreciated the game, so much so that I wrote the studios an email thanking them for creating such a great experience, and that was after experiencing some game breaking bugs that made me have to restart my PS4 to continue playing. I got the game on sale, and thanked them for it, but ffffuuccckkkk me I guess. Glad that excuse factory asshole has left them, good riddance.

    killing fieldkilling field16 päivää sitten

    Shu JimaShu Jima16 päivää sitten
  • Or make a good game that people will buy

    exz1tarexz1tar16 päivää sitten
  • Why has it become a normal thing to sell a game and then patch it later? I'm so tired of broken games being released and the corporatism and monetization. The future of gaming looks very bleak and I'm considering peacing out after this gen if it persists.

    Spirit DriveSpirit Drive16 päivää sitten
  • I'll buy at full price when I get a full game

    Coty GriffinCoty Griffin16 päivää sitten
  • This guy should release his next game on Nintendo. They barely have any sales or price drop lol.

    itissillygucciitissillygucci16 päivää sitten
  • Yeah, I paid full price for a buggy mess of a game when I could have waited and got it *much* cheaper with most of the bugs fixed and the terrible performance improved......basically: nobody should have bought day's gone at launch!

    Leon CLeon C16 päivää sitten
  • who remembers the demo disc we used to get in our old games

    A DA D16 päivää sitten
  • 4:09 You summed up my thoughts exactly, Yongyea. I never actually played "Days Gone By" for this very reason: To me, it seemed like another average zombie post-apocalyptic survival horror shooter, one in about 10 billion other different zombie games, some much better in quality than others. The zombie genre in video games has clearly been oversaturated, so I understand why people were not willing to pay full price for this dev's zombie game. Plus, it wasn't even that polished, or felt at all unique or different than any other zombie game on the market in terms of quality, so why bother even buying it? This dev doesn't understand reality. And then he has the utter gall to go about blaming gamers and customers for his game's failure at launch and lack of sequel? All for not paying full price for a game only worth half as much? Dude can go f--k all the way off with his entitled BS! He clearly never read the Golden Rule of Promotion: *NEVER INSULT THE CUSTOMER!*

    AnimationeerAnimationeer16 päivää sitten
  • Cyberpunk 2077 pretty much ended preordering for me, and with it, paying full price for games. It's still a giant mess after several patches, and most devs are no better than CDPR. We can't trust this industry to do right by us. It's laughable that they expect us to invest full price into everything they shit out.

    WarrenWarren16 päivää sitten
  • He definitely should have worded it better, but his point isn't incorrect. Publishers speak in $£€ and that's it, so if a game doesn't reach their expectations in sales then sequels don't happen. Especially when cheapskate pricks literally break laws to pirate a game. If one of you is reading this, fuck you. You're killing the video games industry.

    Mr TacticianMr Tactician16 päivää sitten