Why Most People Don’t Finish Video Games

http://articles.cnn.com/2011-08-17/tech/finishing.videogames.snow_1_red-dead-redemption-entertainment-software-association-avid-gamers?_s=PM:TECH

I found this article from 2011 and thought it was really interesting when I read it. It talks about how video games are not being finished completely.  A production contractor for Activision, Keith Fuller stated “What I’ve been told as a blanket expectation is that 90% of players who start your game will never see the end of it unless they watch a clip on YouTube.  It’s not just dull games that go unfinished the article states.  Just last year, only 10% of avid gamers completed the final mission in Red Dead Redemption, shocking right??  And this was according to the VP of marketing at Raptr, which tracks more than 23 million gaming sessions.  The question the article poses is who’s to blame for this problem?  The developer or the player?  Or maybe it’s our culture?  The answer, the article states, is all of the above.  I pasted the article above so anyone can read the rest of it!  It’s so interesting!

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