Epic Games president Mike Capps and Chris Taylor of Gas Powered Games both divulged at DICE that being independent studios was becoming more difficult.
It’s true that Microsoft and Epic have had a long and successful relationship, with the Gears of War franchise remaining exclusive to the Xbox 360 while raking in tens of millions of dollars in profits for them both. But in this interview, it’s easy to detect the frustration Epic Games and Gas Powered Games are having trying their best to remain independent; how much longer will they try?
Will Epic give in if an offer is placed on the table? The developers made their case on how difficult it is to remain independent.
At the event in Las Vegas last week, both Capps and Taylor told Gamasutra that there’s a “big line” between mid and large size independent development.