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Is Episodic Gaming Here To Stay?
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

GameDaily Biz recently posted an article examining the viability of episodic gaming, the release of game segments in regular increments for lower cost than a full game or expansion. The article featured commentary from figures in the industry such as Epic's Mark Rein, id's Steve Nix, and 3D Realms' George Broussard,

Broussard believes that the episodic formula works for television -- which is based on advertising revenues -- but doesn't have a bright future for games, unless they are of the small-scale or casual variety.

"I just can't see the advantage of doing episodic unless you are a group of five or six people in a garage, eating Ramen noodles, and rolling the dice with little to lose," he says. "In that case, it's very possible the episodes could get you noticed which could lead to a bigger deal. But does episodic work for a multi-million-dollar-a-year game company? I don't think so."
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GameDaily Biz: The Episodic Debate


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