Wolfenstein Coming to Xbox 360

Some gamers will remember their marathon sessions with Wolfenstein 3D and the constant nagging of parents for them to go to sleep. Although DOOM received the lion™s share of publicity for the early days of FPS games, the fact of the matter is that the Wolfenstein series paved the way for other PC shooters. Wolfenstein will live again on the Xbox 360. According to an interview given to WorthPlaying, Todd Hollenshead, the CEO of id Software, said that Wolfenstein will be developed primarily for the 360, although other ports will be added later. Hollenshead said, The next Wolf game is using the 360 as its primary development platform, but will be released on the PC as well. We’re looking at PS3, 360 and PC for our internal project, but it’s too early to guess on whether we’ll have all of those ready to go at the same time. It would be nice if it works out where the launch is simultaneous, but I don’t know if that’s feasible. Since the Wolf games will be developed on the 360, Hollenshead was asked about the starting prices for 360 games and whether this higher price for games is a drawback to sales: Prices aren’t something that we can really control. Frankly, I don’t know if the $60 price point is going to stick or not. EA just announced they’re reducing they’re prices on ~current-gen™ games to $40 from $50. There are a lot of good business reasons to have higher prices, especially in light of the rising costs incurred in making games, but you certainly don’t want to price yourself out of the market. "Games don’t just compete against other games for consumer dollars, and if games get too expensive, people will find other ways to be entertained. Still, games are a great entertainment value. It costs $20 to go to the movies and be entertained for 90 minutes or so. Even the shortest $60 game offers 12 or more hours of entertainment, and that’s before considering replay value or multiplayer. Some pretty good logic there, but it still hurts to plunk down $60 a pop for a game. But as Hollenshead stated, …if games get too expensive people will find other ways to be entertained." We certainly hope that this day will never come.


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