From Relic they admit that they made that mistake 10 years ago and that it is counterproductive with creativity.
A few days ago we learned more details about Age of Empires 4, the new installment of one of the most beloved and well-known strategy sagas in the sector. Although development, like all due to the health situation, is being complicated, from Relic Entertainment They have talked about the process for the development of their work. And they assure that at no time has the word existed crunch, so feared by industry employees.
From the study they assure that they have learned from past mistakesThis is stated in an interview recently granted to the German publication Golem. The medium was direct and asked Quinn DuffyDirector of the game, if he and the studio were prepared for such a difficult time of development to be on time and ensure the release arrives on schedule. The creative assures that this has never been a problem, and that just remember a situation like that in the studio with Company of Heroes 2 over a decade ago, and with employees putting in overtime for a couple of weeks.
“In the creative professions, it is extremely important to have a clear mind, and that does not have with the exhaustion. Of course we are very busy at the moment and we are trying to get to zero errors. But it has nothing to do with the crisis I experienced at the beginning of my career, “says Duffy about AoE 4, which has been in development for more than three years.
In addition, they indicate that the study realized that those kinds of crunch-provoking crises only solve short-term problems, and it becomes detrimental when employees start to leave: “We are a good example of a study that has learned from mistakes,” says narrative leader Philippe Boulle.
Age of Empires 4 currently has no release date, although it is expected for the last quarter of the year. Recently, creatives have solved the question about the possible arrival of the game on consoles. And you can also know its latest news thanks to its new gameplay.
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