“It’s like Namco literally forgot that it succeeded with Dark Souls minutes after it got its financial results. What we see here with Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls is a series that became a cult hit specifically by not doing what everyone else did and a publisher that now wants to make it more successful by doing what everyone else did.” – Jim Sterling
This week's episode of the Jimquisition is back on the topic of Triple-A publishers and development studios being moronic, specifically Namco Bandai. See, Dark Souls II will be arriving sometime within the next year or two, and the game's publisher, Namco Bandai, is apparently planning on "treating it like a massive, massive Triple-A title" in order to appeal to a wider audience. They plan to be "widening the net" with Dark Souls II, by extension skyrocketing development costs, even though practically all of Dark Souls sales come from a very loyal cult following for whom one of the primary reasons Dark Souls is so good is that it didn't compromise its focus.
Well, I won't keep you any longer. After the jump, you can watch today's episode of the Jimquisition, "Guns Blazing" where Jim Sterling talks at length about this Triple-A problem.