In a report by Gaming Today and Qutee, 37% of gamers believe that games are becoming less innovated. The feeling is that long-running franchises such as Call of Duty are struggling to evolve and keep relevent. This feeling has not reflected on sales as Call of Duty: WWII was the best-selling game of 2017 in both North America and Europe.
31% of those surveyed still believe that games are being innovated. One example given is by Creative Assembly and Total War: Warhammer.
Flint Barrow, Co-Founder and CTO of Qutee said..
“The Gaming Today debate shows that the industry is in the midst of a cultural shift while simultaneously experiencing growing pains.
“The pursuit of profit in some quarters has led to stagnation at best, and predatory tactics at worst. Gamers are watching and are at the centre of the interplay between passion and innovation meeting the bottom line. Fortunately, the market is so large it leaves room for fragmentation, where companies on both sides can successfully carve out a niche.”