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Bungie jeopardizes Last of Us Multiplayer (Gaming)

by Cody Miller @, Music of the Spheres - Never Forgot, Friday, May 26, 2023, 17:38 (424 days ago)
edited by Cody Miller, Friday, May 26, 2023, 17:43

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-05-26/-last-of-us-multiplayer-video-game-faces-setbacks-at-sony#xj4y7vzkg

Sony Group Corp. has slowed down development on an upcoming multiplayer game in its long-running The Last of Us video game series as the creators reassess its quality and long-term viability, according to four people familiar with the project

Sony has invested heavily in “games as a service,” or video games designed to be monetized beyond their initial sales through ongoing purchases. As part of that push it asked another of its video-game studios, Seattle-based Bungie, to evaluate the games across its portfolio. Bungie raised questions about the The Last of Us multiplayer project’s ability to keep players engaged for a long period of time, which led to the reassessment.

Bungie is now an active force for bad in the industry, affecting other studios. In my opinion of course. It's one thing to pivot into this awful model for your own games… but to foist it on others is just so unfortunate.


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