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Lorne Lanning pulls back from the VG table

April 19th, 2005 Leave a comment Go to comments

It’s ‘game over’ for Oddworld’s creator Lanning

Hollywood Reporter has an interview with Lorne Lanning where he explains, in simple terms, why he’s decided to leave the world of video game production. It’s an excellent insight into where many feel the gaming market is headed and is a must read.

My favorite part:

THR: Is this situation going to worsen as games become even more expensive to build?

Lanning: Absolutely. Costs are going up, but not because the quality expectation is higher. Costs are going up because of the design of the next-generation hardware. The code that just one guy used to write on the Xbox is now going to take five guys. It’s as if the movie camera that you started shooting with 10 years ago has improved some features and now you need 12 people to operate it instead of one. So you ask yourself, what is on the horizon as a content creation company, which is always how we’ve seen ourselves. We’ve always released our properties in video game form, but when you look at the terms and conditions of the next-gen platforms versus what’s happening in other media — like movies and TV …

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