Ken Levine’s team stuck in developer hell – report


A new report from Bloomberg (through the Kotaku) state details of Ken Levine’s Small studio, Ghost Story Games, is in perpetual development and is nowhere near releasing the game. The studio, founded in 2014 around the same time developer Bioshock Irrational Games closed down, is seen as a small studio that can come up with big ideas with the financial backing of publisher 2K. But that hasn’t happened yet, and reports from former developers at the studio blame Levine’s management style for causing burnout and grief for everyone working there.

One of those developers, co-founder Mike Night, left the company along with half of the company’s other founders due to Levine’s “creative process.” Part of the problem was that Levine wanted to create an AAA-sized game with an indie team. Compounded to this is Levine’s perfectionism and temperament, where it is common to see that something that has worked for months can be thrown away at will.

Ken Levine’s vision of the game might not even be realistic even if the team isn’t small. His idea of ​​”narrative Legos” that would provide completely different experiences for every player didn’t match his taste for a cinematic game where you could see everything as it was. out at the same time.

We’ve heard suggestions of what Levine’s team was thinking, but they never materialized. At one point, he said that the game would be inspired by Shadow of Mordor. Another interview indicates that the game is a role-playing sims. Whatever the case may be, the Ghost Story game in development currently doesn’t appear to be releasing any time soon. Ken Levine’s team stuck in developer hell – report

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