Epic says Next-Gen Costs not so Bad


Epic Games Vice Pres Mark Rein had a lot to say at the IGN Live event. One of them was that he didn’t like the new Nintendo controller. Or the prototype PS3 one Sony has been showing around (join the club, man).

Most interestingly, he said that the cost of developing a next-gen game isn’t as high as some people claim:

I’ve heard EA and Activision make absolutely ridiculous statements about, ‘Oh, it’s going to take 30 million dollars to make a game and we need 300 people’ – that’s just a bunch of bullsh–.

They’re just covering up for their own management and incompetence. Or mismanagement I should say.

Our team size is only about 50 per cent higher than it was last generation, and we’re making fantastic games. Gears of War [Epic's forthcoming Xbox 360 title] is only about 25 people, and that’s smaller than most current-generation game teams.

Interesting…

myxbox360.com – Epic VP Gets Mouthy, Slates PS3 and Revolution


Written by: Blackstaffer - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Viny on October 30th, 2005

    Hey, you have a very nice blog with up to-date news.Keep it up,

    hey have you seen the ps3s Picture of PS3′s interface!. Usage models for HD displays includes playing a golf videogame along with a real golf game, looking at newspapers at full size, playing multiple HDTV streams simultaneously with filtering such as rotate/resize applied, video chat, quick zapping for different kinds of rich contents, and so on.Looks a lot like the PSP interface with a lot more features. Seems preety cool. this is to show the power of the ps3. The final one is as clean as the psp. And i bet you would never be able to use all of them at the same time because thare is much for a person to handle atthe same time. But i belive cell can do this. I hope it is also hackable like the psp so you can add more things to this big collection! And i think you can change the backround to whatever you want.

    I think The icons are:

    Home – Profiles and so?
    General settings – same as PSP’s
    Photo viewer
    Music player
    Video player
    Wi-Fi / Bluetooth functions
    Games
    Networking
    Contacts list?
    Videoconference?
    VOIP?http://www.flickr.com/photos/ps3/57517281/


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