“Fought with publishers all my life”: Baldur's Gate 3 creator Sven Vincke criticized corporate greed and called for curbing appetite

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The creator of Baldur's Gate 3 got another opportunity to speak out about what is happening in the gaming industry and try to reason with effective managers

The creators of Baldur's Gate 3 took part in the developer conference. The Larian Studios hit has won several Game Developers Choice Awards 2024, including Game of the Year. on the video game industry. According to the author of Baldur's Gate 3, the problem lies in corporate greed – in the pursuit of quarterly profits, managers deprive themselves of valuable resources:

“Greed has been ruining everything for a long time, ever since since I started working. I've been fighting with publishers all my life, and I keep seeing the same, the same, the same mistakes over and over again.

It's always quarterly profit – the only thing that matters is the numbers, and then you [managers] fire everyone, and the next year you say, “Damn, I'm out of developers,” and then you start hiring again people, and then you make acquisitions, and then again drive them into the same cycle….”

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Sven Vincke called on publishers to curb their appetite and change their approach to work: < /p>

“You can make a reserve. Just slow down a little. Moderate your greed…care about people, don't lose institutional knowledge accumulated by people you lose every time so you have to go through the same cycle over and over and over again. This really pisses me off.”

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