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January 4th, 2012, 23:47
Originally Posted by Nerevarine View Post
…but rather it had to do with the effects that a relatively complex RPG with this amount of sales might have.
I would suggest it will have relatively little impact - or, if it does, little quality impact. There's no doubt publishers will pay attention to the numbers and maybe a few more RPGs will get greenlit but few will embrace this properly. There is a crazy amount of content in Skyrim and most publishers will see there are easier paths paved with gold - an FPS, for example.

And on the other hand, history has shown most publishers err on the side of mainstreaming in spite of themselves. Remember how once upon a time every game was a Diablo-clone hack'n'slash? How many were good? I know a lot of people here look down on Diablo but the key is the character / loot complexity - the copy games only saw click-click-click, which isn't the heart of Diablo, and stuffed it up.
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