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Old 26-10-19, 05:53   #1
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Default Why Square Enix Should Learn From Ubisoft's and Naughty Dog's Recent Actions

Just recently, Naughty Dog announced it will delay The Last of Us: Part II due to the team's realization that they couldn't deliver the level and amount of polish that they are aiming for in their upcoming game.
This decision might upset many people who are anticipating this game but in the long run, it will be beneficial for both developers and gamers as the game will be launched at its best possible state for players and developers could get enough time to polish the game and not experience a high amount of crunch time.

Ironically on the same day, Ubisoft had its press release where they announced that they are going to delay all of their upcoming games: Watch Dogs Legion, Gods & Monsters and Rainbow Six Quarantine.
The reasoning behind it according to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot was the missed sales and reception targets with the recent Ghost Recon: Breakpoint and The Division 2.
The statement provided in a very PR'ish way unlike Naughty Dog with a more direct approach to the audience but at the end of the day the reasoning behind both companies delays are the same: lack of polish.

Square Enix needs to understand that if they want the Tomb Raider game to succeed they need to give it time and provided with the right talent they will only see an increase in their popularity and sales.
With Shadow of the Tomb Raider, it was obvious that the game wasn't polished enough for release, many glitches, reused animations, lack of polish and consistency with graphics (especially character models) and of course an unintentional, supposed to be deleted ending.
All of the examples above should've been a red flag for Square Enix and Eidos Montreal for them to decide to delay the game for at the very least 6 months.

The next Tomb Raider will be the final chance for this franchise to retain itself in the gaming market, it needs to be good and financially successful, it needs to bring back classic fans to the franchise and also bring newcomers.
With that being said, in order for the next Tomb Raider game to be popular and successful, Square Enix should give enough time for the developers they choose to develop this IP.


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