- Oct 17, 2010
And the only companies that have "high AAA output" are often sweatshops that don't treat their development teams and developers as well as they could.AAA games are extremely complicated, requires large staff, heavy investment and very few companies can pull it off.
So yes, by definition big budget games do not come out very often.
Good AAA games need a 2 year development cycle minimum. Someone like Valve can have a high output since they have multiple teams and use a common engine that is easy to modify and program to the individual needs.