‘Days Gone’ dev characteristics cancelled sequel to deficiency of assist
Times Absent artistic director and writer John Gavin has shared his thoughts on the lack of assistance for the match at start, major to the the latest cancellation of its sequel.
Gavin appeared on an episode of God Of War creator David Jaffe’s podcast past weekend (April 17) to discuss about the point out of gaming, Times Gone’s reception and much more. On the subject matter of Times Absent’s addition to the PlayStation Furthermore Collection and its maximize in engagement, Gavin proposed that the newfound guidance is a little as well late.
“I do have an opinion on a little something that your viewers could obtain of interest, and it could piss some of them off,” Gavin reported. “If you really like a activity, obtain it at fucking comprehensive price. I cannot convey to you how several times I’ve witnessed gamers say ‘yeah, I acquired that on sale, I obtained it by PS Additionally, whatever’.”
Jaffe responded, asking how gamers would know if they adore a video game ahead of even striving it out. Gavin retorted: “I’m just declaring, you never, but don’t complain if a match doesn’t get a sequel if it wasn’t supported at start.”
Gavin went on to insert, “It’s like, God Of War got regardless of what quantity hundreds of thousands of income at start and, you know, Days Long gone did not.” He also mentioned that piracy played a large section in the “failure” of older titles, these types of as Syphon Filter: Dim Mirror on PSP.
“We bought so fucked on Dim Mirror for the reason that piracy was a factor and Sony wasn’t truly caught up on what piracy was executing to gross sales. And we would display them torrents, a torrent internet site had 200,000 copies of Darkish Mirror currently being downloaded. If I remember it ideal, the figures could be mistaken, but irrespective, I was pissed about it then, I was like ‘this is income out of my pocket’,” Gavin mentioned.
To wrap up the subject, Gavin explained: “So I feel the uptick in engagement with the video game is not as essential as, did you purchase the video game at whole value? Since if you did, then that is supporting the developers instantly.”
The podcast episode followed information previously this month that a pitch for a Days Long gone sequel had been turned absent owing to the very first game’s lengthy enhancement approach and its mixed reception, according to a Bloomberg report.