Of course, not all comments about games are positive with gamers demanding various things that for one reason or another won’t be in a particular game.
The upcoming RAGE from ID Software contains shooting, driving and RPG elements, but creative director Tim Willits believes that fans of the game will still find problems with it, things that they believe should be added.
“The worst thing is that everyone wants the kitchen sink and everything else too,” he told Xbox World 360 Magazine.
“For Rage, we’re doing all these things and yet people are like ‘Well I can’t blow up these boxes’, and I’m like ‘Are you serious? We have driving, racing and all these cool characters!’ ‘But in this other game I can blow up boxes’, and I’m like, ‘This other game doesn’t have any racing in it!’
“It’s crazy. Fans: I love them but sometimes they drive us nuts!” he concluded.
Train2Game students probably have criticised certain games, and they may even find fans demanding things from their own games in future!
As previously reported by the Train2Game blog, RAGE will be released with mod tools potentially allowing the community to add the things they believe should be in the game.
As Train2Game students will know, modding is also a great potential path to a full-time role in the games industry.
Rage is scheduled for release on October 7th for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC
So Train2Game, how important is fan input into game development? Would you accept it for your games?
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