The veterans of the company have learned that you only get one chance to impress players.
Two of the major draws in the recent BlizzCon are, of course, Diablo IV and Overwatch 2. However, the release date for both games remains unknown, and although there have been some hiccups over the years, For Blizzard, the primary goal is still to deliver qualityInstead of sticking to a strict delivery schedule, you’ll only get one chance to please your players and it’s extremely difficult to recover from a tumultuous start.
Maintain quality at almost any costThat phrase Things come out when they’re ready It’s known a lot outside of Blizzard, but the other we use inside Blizzard is that the world doesn’t need more mediocre games, which are released on time, ”said Allen Adham, co-founder of Blizzard, as part of a conversation with 3DGames. .: We know that for the sake of your business in the long run, for your franchises, developers and gamers, maintaining quality at almost any cost is the best business decision available, ”explained producer, not without recollection of the company’s early days, where everything was sacrificed To deliver the best quality, without knowing if it is the best to work with.
“You only have one chance at a premiere, and this premiere will reinforce the impression that players have a certain game or gaming experience, so there are very few who have terrible stadiums and stand out nicely on the other side,” said J Allen Brack, president of Blizzard. “They really exist, but I think the odds are against you, so that’s what we also think, we only get one chance.”
An industry with a lot of bad records
Of course, when talking about this topic, the Warcraft III Reforged case comes to mind, and it’s one of the few instances where Blizzard has failed in terms of its commitments and promises, but it goes without saying that the industry is rife with references to both events as the game recovers from a poor premiere. The opposite.
Bethesda has always tried to recover itself after the premiere of Fallout 76, which today is a completely different game than it was on Opening Day, but of course there is also the case of Cyberpunk 2077, which is clearly a rush to and whose future still remains. In Libra, and if we go back a little bit, the photo from No Man’s Sky that promised so much, has failed, and little by little, she manages to improve her image. What will happen to Diablo IV and Overwatch 2? Well, that is precisely the great unknown now.
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