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What happened to gameloft?

06-20-2014, 02:08 PM
#1
Joined: Nov 2013
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
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What happened to gameloft?

I recently have played some I Gameloft's old games, which seem to be generous with in game currency and items. I remember seeing people play asphalt 5 five years ago and getting about 100,000 per race. I now play games like asphalt 8 and I have to repeatedly grind for just one car...

Last edited by Anonomation; 06-20-2014 at 09:50 PM.
06-20-2014, 02:28 PM
#2
They got greedy.

06-20-2014, 02:30 PM
#3
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,424
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Originally Posted by spader623 View Post
They got greedy.
...or they reacted to greedy people unwilling to support quality premium titles.
06-20-2014, 02:41 PM
#4
Joined: Feb 2010
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To be fair to Gameloft, you are comparing a game that was released at $7 to a game that was initially $1 and has dropped to free. Asphalt 5 has never dropped to free. So if lowering their price constitutes greed them I'm afraid I don't understand the word.

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06-20-2014, 03:04 PM
#5
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Originally Posted by undeadcow View Post
...or they reacted to greedy people unwilling to support quality premium titles.
No, they're on mobile. It makes sense to churn money out of standard people who own smartphones.
06-20-2014, 03:16 PM
#6
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Originally Posted by spader623 View Post
They got greedy.
And complacent,After a profit of 250million$ which just half that of season console publisher 2k which infact had made a profit of 500million dollars the same year(which btw was the highest for them is some time.You can only wonder that they would put some of those profit in creating games but no.GL is done as far as I'm considered they are no longe interested in making big budget games and why should they when they are making ton of money creating mindless crap.
06-20-2014, 03:22 PM
#7
All that profit isn't going into improving graphic engines and game mechanics etc.. but instead it is funding there lavish lifestyles whilst laughing at your face whilst you continue to purchase IAP's from like an addict!
06-20-2014, 03:43 PM
#8
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Originally Posted by Gov View Post
All that profit isn't going into improving graphic engines and game mechanics etc.. but instead it is funding there lavish lifestyles whilst laughing at your face whilst you continue to purchase IAP's from like an addict!
Exactly.
06-20-2014, 03:59 PM
#9
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,220
Best games by Gameloft before they went all crazy with the F2P model were GT Academy (the premium one which they removed), Shadow Guardian, Dungeon Hunter 1 & 2, Let's Golf 2, and Rise of Lost Empires which was a ridiculously good Warcraft 2 clone but they removed it from the store for some reason, probably broken and didn't feel like updating it. Order & Chaos premium version was cool for a bit, which I got for free through IGN's promo code, but for some reason the game doesn't even load on iOS 7 so I gave up on it.


Last edited by Cilo; 06-20-2014 at 04:05 PM.
06-20-2014, 04:09 PM
#10
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,267,946
Can we get a show of hands from people who realize that game development is a business?