Quite a lot of video games have been released in recent years that are ‘broken’. We’re not talking about some bugs and glitches here. Every game has that. No, it concerns games that are released in such a mediocre condition that it really harms the fun. If you can play at all. Cyberpunk 2077, PC port Forspoken, PC port Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, Halo Infinite, PC port Wo Long, Redfall, PC port The Last of Us, Battlefield 2042, PC port Wild Hearts, Dying Light 2, Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, GTA Trilogy, Avengers, Assassin’s Creed Unity, PC port Hogwarts Legacy, Fallout 76 and so on. All games that were ‘broken’ at launch. What is going on? Is this a new phenomenon or is it timeless? And why is this happening? Ignorance or unwillingness? JJ figured it out.
Are there really more broken video games coming out today than in the past?
In this piece of work, JJ asked himself a number of questions. Firstly: Are there really more ‘broken’ games being released at the moment than, say, 10 or 20 years ago? And are the technical issues different today than in the past? Because who knows, we might see what we want to see, but maybe that’s not the case at all. We don’t have to worry about anything. JJ set out to find the answer to that question.
What is the cause of all those games that are not finished?
In addition, JJ is looking for the cause or causes of the many broken games. Is it ignorance or sheer unwillingness? Where is it going wrong? Is the problem on the developer’s side or is management exerting too much pressure? And why does this continue to happen? Why are gamers taking this? JJ answers all these questions in this piece about the broken games of 2023.