I’m seeing these sort of comments a lot as of late, on these boards, stream chat, Eventhubs comments etc. The contempt for people playing other games seems to be reaching ridiculous levels, sure it’s always existed to some extent. The less people playing other games, the more playing yours, right? People are actually wishing/begging for games to die and people to stop playing them, it’s crazy. Doesn’t this speak volumes about the current state of the FGC and the saturation of the market?
I was watching the Revelations stream when and one of the commentators was expressing his interest in picking up a particular game. The other guy was clearly agitated and spent the next few minutes convincing him not to play that and play something else instead (TTT2 I think)!
I think at the moment everyone has a staple of games they’ve invested in and our happy with and any new game would require them dropping one of these games to play something new. This obviously results in a playerbase spread thinner and thinner across each game. Are we at a point where new games are greeted foremost with negativity and apprehension? I know claims of over-saturation amongst the FGC are usually looked upon with contempt but I don’t see how it could be anything but. Each new game is cannibalising another and only the ‘big few’ can withstand this.