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Gameloft way over their head?

09-10-2009, 11:08 AM
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Gameloft way over their head?

There is no doubt that Gameloft is pumping out games like no tomorrow, but can the company actually keep up to date with all the games? I don't know how big the team is but that is a lot of game to update and maintain, I believe a lot of gameloft games right now could use some polish and multilayer, but they seem to be focusing on quantity not quality (well most game are pretty good), I know I love it to find additional update for my old game

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09-10-2009, 11:13 AM
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Quantity over quality? Maybe you should look at all their games predecessors for other mobile platforms, they could hardly be called the same game. They could do a digital chocolate and just release they're games with no graphical polish.

09-10-2009, 11:15 AM
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Gameloft have been around a good long time and are a big outfit. I think they know what they're doing. More to the point however, the iPhone is their most profitable platform by a country mile. I don't think they'd want to screw that up.

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09-10-2009, 11:24 AM
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With over 4,000 employees and upwards of $200 million dollars per year in revenues sounds like they know what they are doing.

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09-10-2009, 11:30 AM
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I think that maybe Gameloft like to believe that their games are pretty much perfect when they release them (which they often are) but sometimes they realise flaws (i.e - BIA's steering controls) and correct them. It is nice to hear that they will indeed be adding online multiplayer to MC: Sandstorm, maybe now they will update their games more and possible add more content.
Hurrah for Gameloft.

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09-10-2009, 11:30 AM
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I wouldn't doubt them just yet. Sure the games Sandstorm, Blades and NFL could use MP off the bat, but you gotta understand...

These kinds of things need budget and where else can they get it from? From initial revenue from those games! Besides, the update will be free anyway. It just gets them a capital they'll earn back when MP is released, and a lot more people buys the game.

This is what sets the iPhone different. You can release "unfinished" games to keep you not going bankrupt.

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09-10-2009, 11:41 AM
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Okay if Gameloft is #1, who is #2? There is a huge market untapped market here. I hope Bioware moves in
09-10-2009, 12:15 PM
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I'd just like it if the fixed the analog stick in hero of sparta.
09-10-2009, 12:18 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by McCurry View Post
Okay if Gameloft is #1, who is #2? There is a huge market untapped market here. I hope Bioware moves in
Gameloft is #1 AND #2 (all the way to #∞)

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09-10-2009, 12:31 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by McCurry View Post
Okay if Gameloft is #1, who is #2? There is a huge market untapped market here. I hope Bioware moves in
I actually discussed this with a few people at PAX. As far as sales are concerned, I'd say Gameloft is likely #1 right now, and I'd probably put EA at #2. What I have absolutely no idea of is who would be #3.