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Monday, February 15, 2010

David Jaffe on Digital Distribution

>Someone has positive comments about digital distribution...and for once I agree with them!
He goes on to add: "For me, digital distribution was a really big deal - just the fact that we're allowed to see games like Shadow Complex and Flower, games that would never be greenlit for $60 retail products.

"The idea of bypassing retail and speaking directly to the customer is pretty exciting," added Jaffe.
Agreed. That has been fantastic. We're seeing a larger variety of games because not every game has to be a AAA $60 game anymore. Can you imagine how outraged you would be if they tried to sell Mega Man 9 for $60? ;I mean, it's a fine game, but that would be crazy talk.

So, insofar as there's a large variety of games that don't necessarily have to sell for large amounts, digital distribution has been a boon, and it's important to realize that. There are two sides to every coin.