Tag Archives: Annual releases
Annual releases has been the hot-topic for every budding gamer for the past few years and it is often brought up as something detrimental or as something that hurts the industry. I am here to argue the opposite side of the coin. This viewpoint may indeed be controversial but it is not a foolish one; whilst top quality games are most certainly produced over a three to four year period there are several that are produced on a yearly basis.
The Call of Duty series has been a poster child for annual releases, for better or for worse. Whilst two development companies alternate work on two separate projects the idea is effectively the same with the shooter coming out every November- in some shape or form, come rain or shine. I implore the readers to ask: when has top-quality gaming (regardless of your opinion on the series it still falls in to the ‘playable’ category) been a bad thing for the industry?