Oh boy, this entire Days Gone factor simply will not cease churning, will it? Talking in David Jaffe’s newest interview video, Days Gone director John Garvin has robust emotions on the sequel situation — as you’d count on. Garvin left developer Sony Bend round two years in the past, so he is free to talk his thoughts on Jaffe’s present.
And it hasn’t taken lengthy for Garvin’s impassioned feedback to do the rounds on-line. “I do have an opinion on one thing that your viewers could discover of curiosity, and it’d piss a few of them off,” Garvin admits, as transcribed by VGC. “If you happen to love a recreation, purchase it at f***ing full worth. I can’t inform you what number of instances I’ve seen players say ‘yeah, I acquired that on sale, I acquired it by way of PS Plus, no matter.’”
Garvin’s argument is that by shopping for a recreation at full worth, you are displaying direct help for the developer — you are doing all your half to maximise revenue. And within the case of Days Gone, Garvin’s suggesting that if extra individuals grabbed the sport at launch, Sony could have been extra open to a possible sequel.
Jaffe asks how consumers would know in the event that they love a recreation earlier than they’ve even performed it. Garvin replies: “I’m simply saying, you don’t, however don’t complain if a recreation doesn’t get a sequel if it wasn’t supported at launch.”
Garvin continues: “I believe the uptick in engagement with the sport just isn’t as essential as, did you purchase the sport at full worth? As a result of in the event you did, then that’s supporting the builders immediately.”
After all, it isn’t all the time that straightforward. The apparent reality right here is that not everybody can afford to purchase video games on launch. For a lot of, gaming is an costly luxurious — and suggesting that these persons are, partly, at fault for Days Gone’s lack of a sequel is a slippery slope. We’d hope that Garvin is aware of this, and he is simply attempting to make some extent, but it surely would not come throughout notably effectively.
What do you make of those quotes? Be careful for freakers within the feedback part under.