|The Ghost of RubangB said:
I don't believe that the FPS market is driving the industry at all. If it is, it's driving the industry into a smaller, less diverse, less experimental niche. I think the market would do fine without FPS games, just like it did before Doom. We have a constantly expanding and shifting pool of genres, and losing one has never hurt the industry overall. We have all sorts of new genres and ways to play, and ways to interact with the games, and the market is currently expanding in every direction under the sun, from touchscreen games to motion games to camera games to balance games to Flash games to iPhone games, exercise, dance, you name it. If there are 3 Call of Duty mega-flops in one year, it would hurt Activision, but it wouldn't hurt the industry.
It won't happen anyway, you are showing a perfect example here: Before Doom. You do know that is has been quite a few years since Doom was made right?? That's like almost half the time we actually play games. FPS won't ever go away, there will always be a base that is big enough to warrant many titles still being made. I do somewhat like the thought of Activision screwing up again though. Too bad they still have Blizzard.