In a recent Reddit AMA, Maxis
; long running studio behind The Sims franchise were subject to questions on the upcoming re-boot of SimCity
. Although most of the details showed promising new ideas for the series, a fact arose that the game will be tied down with always-online DRM.
So, can big publishers learn from independent games? THQ
recently had a shock moment when they teamed with the Humble Indie bundle guys for their own special collection of games. This is the first time a big publisher has done this kind of deal before and seems very strange for such a huge name to seek help like that. Granted THQ
are in big financial trouble right now but this could happen to other big brands soon. Across the world there seems to be a growing sense of annoyance against big publishers and their actions, be it DRM, On-disc DLC or a number of other questionable issues.
Will 2012 be the year of the indies? Is there a more effective way against piracy? Or is it just all down to pricing? let me know what you think Dtoid.
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