By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Close

ok to start. this might be a retarded thread, and nonsense, and I might be an idiot for making it. so you can tell me am an idiot or not comment I wouldn't take it personally it would actually be funny

ok now we got that out of the way lets start

now. as a kid I really enjoyed PS1 and PS2 , the variety of games was unprecedented, you walked into a local no name gamestore and had so many choices tens of not close to a hundred game on the rack and many are new every month

games back then were cheap and easy to make, so you saw an explosion, THQ, sierra and universal, lucas arts and a bunch of other studios coexisted with ubisoft, EA and activision. also rockstar


Last gen happened and we went to hd era. games became hard to make. and many indiependent devs died (at least 66% , or two thirds of devs died or got bought out by big devs, namely activision EA and Ubisoft, and Bethesda to some degree)

tens of these IPs are no longer being made, and most of them even if were great, will probably never see the light of day again. there is no interest from these publishers to invest in them because the few bogstandard games already sell so much


my question is. should somehow these companies give these IPs up to indiependent devs with the ability to make those games, like say insomniac games or CD project red.?  yeah we don't have many big indie devs left.  or somehow legally have it be possibly easier to get those IPs

legally currently publishers have no obligation to give up an IP or a license to anything they own. even if they never use it.