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Lanning: “Consoles are a problem”

Saturday, 6th September 2008 08:50 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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He’s back. Oddworld boss Lorne Lanning has announced his return to the games industry by calling out consoles in general. As you do.

“Personally, I think the consoles are a problem,” he told GameDaily.

“Years ago I was excited about consoles, but anything that makes development more expensive, rather than better, faster, cheaper, I think is a step backwards. When I look at what’s happening, it’s a bit disappointing because the consoles are running into a place where affordable games are having a rough time getting out there.”

PC’s where it’s at, apparently.

“I’m more excited about what I see happening on PC because I see it allowing for more smaller games to be sold that can be delivered to anyone who’s connected at much lower price points,” he added.

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4 Comments

  1. wz

    I guess that’s a correct observation — you can get your selfmade PC game out rather easily, but for your XBLA title, you have to cough up some $180,000.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    wz: That’s not a particularly good example of how much it costs to do an XBLA / PSN / Wiiware game. In fact, most people wonder just exactly how Braid came even close to costing $180k, unless he paid himself $100 an hour while working on it.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. No_PUDding

    The soundtrack, which he licensed from somewhere in India.

    I can’t wait for Braid to come to PSN to see what all the fuss is about.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. wickedman

    is this idiot thinking on the stone age or what?shit!!!!

    #4 6 years ago

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