Q Games says cost for PS3 Dynamic Themes development “far exceeds” any profits

Tuesday, 8 September 2009 16:56 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Q Games’ Dylan Cuthbert has said that it’s unlikely to earn any money developing dynamic themes for PS3, and is pleased with the system it helped create for Sony.

The studio head admits that the firm is “proud” to also be one of the first developers to create themes for the system which adds interactivity with firmware upgrade 3.0.

“Sony wanted to spice up the background a bit and static pictures just didn’t cut the mustard,” Cuthbert wrote o the US PS Blog. “So we collaborated with them to make a system where developers can display what they want and animate and move them around.

“This definitely adds a little life to the PS3’s background so be sure to try it out.”

Currently, the firm has a PixelJunk Monsters Dynamic Theme up for $2.99 and Cuthbert stands behind the price for such themes.

“Remember that we’ll be lucky to sell even a few thousand themes, and so the cost of developing the theme (3-4 weeks of coder/artist time, checking, testing etc) will still far exceed any money we make from it.”

More through the link, via Gamasutra.

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