Developers Uneasy About New Game Consoles
News.com has an article about the increasing costs of developing games for the next-generation of consoles. With the first public viewing of the Xbox 360 on MTV tonight, all eyes are on the console space today. How much will it cost to develop a game for the Xbox 360 versus the Xbox? Will it be significantly more or not? My personal opinion is that it will be an incremental change. Warren Spector of Ion Storm postulates that spending per game could go up to $40 million, and that smaller studios won’t be able to keep up.