Video games have never been more popular, causing
the industry to grow at an incredible rate.
With rapidly increasing popularity,
technology, and tighter deadlines, it can be hard for developers to make the right decisions.
Did we check that line of code? Can this
server hold enough people? Will this PR stunt help sell the game? These are all
questions developers must ask themselves. And they don’t always answer
From PR creating a poorly
planned event, to designers leaving something in a game that might be exploited,
the video game industry doesn’t always run smoothly. Occasionally though, there
are big mistakes. An overlooked line of code or a poorly thought out idea can
impact a large amount of the player base, costing the company (or the players) thousands.
These types of mistakes can leave a bad mark
on a company. Some use it to strengthen their team and gain valuable
experience, but others may never be the same again.
Either way, the
company handles the problem. These are some of the most impactful decisions
that cost the company or players thousands.