Cuthbert: Don’t complain about the cost of $10 games

In a quick-and-dirty Q&A session with Develop, Q-Games’ Dylan Cuthbert voiced his concern with the often quite vocal Internet whining that takes place when the topic of download-only games pops up. A whole ten dollars for a quality title that I’ll likely get a ton of enjoyment out of? Nonsense. Too expensive.

When asked what disappointed him about the videogame industry, Cuthbert responded with “gamers complaining about our games being too expensive at 10 dollars. I’m not sure this is an industry problem, but it seems ridiculous that people complain about that price point.”

He goes on to give his real answer, “the top-down relationship most publishers have with their devs,” but that’s a topic for another day. I’ll take this one step further and say that people who are willing to drop $10 on a downloadable game but not $15 merely on principle are just as bad.

The great part about that is I find myself in this exact group of habitual complainers from time to time. What’s wrong with us?

FAQ: Dylan Cuthbert [Develop via Joystiq]

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