…am I the only one weirded out here by how much of this thread is going “oh thank god I don’t have to play more video games just yet” when the majority of the people posting this don’t make money writing about video games?
Like, my excuse is that video game writing is supporting me right now. It is work for me. But all you you are acting like it’s work for you when you’re not making anything off it.
Why not just not play these games if they’re clearly not making you happy? Or why not just wait a few months or a year or so after release after you wrap up some other stuff to get to it? Does getting into the current conversation, even when you have no monetary gain from playing these, really worth this stress?
Not trying to joke or be mean, I’m legitimately worried you’re all taking part in mentally unhealthy behavior, where you feel obligated to do something that’s supposed to be an activity you take part in to take a break from stress. Are major game releases just so big now that the thought of fully experiencing a game becomes a scary thought?
EDIT: And yes I do agree this is good news for developers because less crunch is a positive for everyone. Forgot to add that.