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The Annualization of Games. How Much Time is Enough Time?

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Any dedicated gamer will know how long a game has been in development, and there is a good reason for that. It is because people know that good things take time. Most great games have a three, maybe four year development cycle; in order to not only come up with great ideas but make sure they are fully fleshed out. My biggest pet peeve is the Annualization of games. It is a disservice to both gamers and developers.

When I say the Annualization, it mean the act of annualizing or making something a yearly event. So basically for gaming it means seeing a sequel or spinoff to a game release exactly a year after the previous version. This has become a big trend within the game industry especially with games like the Assassins Creed series, Call of Duty series and even Halo on occasion. I’m pretty much tired of it.

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