6 comments on “This Is “Not” How You Treat Talented Women In Game Development.

  1. There are some things I enjoy about the direction many games are going, but there’s only so much online services, multiplayer, and open world exploration I can take. What really satisfies me is a good story, and Amy Hennig is the best there. It’s sad that the industry’s direction is potentially pushing her out, and I hope it doesn’t stay that way. It’s funny that people have praised the narrative in games like Uncharted 4 and Horizon, for instance, yet companies are still pushing their multiplayer and open world focus instead.

    • Multiplayer is fine, if done right. But like you alluded, not every game needs to be. EA have blamed the apparently poor sales of Battlefront II for the reintroduction of micro transactions. This is a game that has sold, even by conservative estimates around 7 million copies! Now if a game that has sold that many units can’t turn a profit, then EA should really try something different!

      It’s good to know that there are many like us who admire great stories in games. Thanks for the comment.

  2. The way this industry currently treats developers, with things like crunch time, I wouldn’t be surprised if talent begins to leave or less is attracted in the future. We always argue that games are a form of art, yet the working conditions and environment seem so stifling for creative types.

    • That is a legitimate fear of mine. There is so much potential for gaming to become something so much more than it is now, provided the talent remains. The last thing any of us want is for this medium to collapse under corporate greed.

      Thanks for your feedback.

      • I think the government is starting to become interested in the video game industry, particularly in light of the recent EA loot box controversy. Maybe that might that make some companies clean up their act.

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