The Iron Fist Of Big Business

Posted: August 26, 2012 by Jason M Green in Video Games
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Jason M Green

By Jason Green









When you think of video game publishers, the big names on the market are Electronic Arts and Activision.

They are the forces in the gaming industry that are responsible for publishing big titles such as Call of Duty and Mass Effect.

What is a publisher, you say? Well, a publisher is a company that basically funds the development of a game by using an external developer or an in house studio. They are the people who get the game out on the market.

A publisher has more creative control than one would think. It seems that the developers are the ones down in the salt mines chipping away at the game making while the publisher gives them money, but, there’s a lot more to it than that.

Publishers are the ones who are breathing down the developers neck like…

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