I have friends working at Grin here in Gothenburg.
The fate of the office depends on that comes out of E3 i have been told.
If interest is low on E3 it’s definitely bye bye.
Sad. But I get your point about large studios though. Sometimes i feel these large studios spend too much money on story writing, actors, mocap and stuff. You get more movie than a game almost. Perhaps people are fed up with destructive postapocalypsism.
I wish studios would go more for creative games wich let the player work creativly, like in the old days. It’s just so much FPS gunning today and the only creative aspect of it would be how well you can aim for headshot.
I would say the indie scene is much more vibrant in a way. It’s ofcourse more resource limited and the games are generally shorter and less complex. But the creativity is very refreshing and some times very oldskool (we who have been around since the begining apreaciate stuff like that.) Games i’m refering to would be Knytt, Fez, Aquaria, The Path, Braid, Blueberry Garden, Feist ect. I know some of these are not released yet but my point it even few people can make great games.
I wish all Halo-kids would discover and realize this.
Hope it turns out okay for Grin though.