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[ April 8th 2008 ]
CEO Phil Rogers has given a candid interview with
trade paper MCV
on his vision for the British publisher and how
restructuring will help tip the firm back on an
even keel in the wake of yet more takeover rumours
from rival companies.
to be a leaner and fitter company in terms of
what we do and what we release. In these situations
you have to be honest, both internally and externally,
and that is why we cancelled 14 titles. As a company
we have been bringing out too many average games
which are tying up resources. In today's environment
of lengthening development cycles and increasing
costs, we need to be more ruthless and focus on
our quality titles."
performance of Tomb
Raider Anniversary on Nintendo Wii, Rogers
is optimistic and reports solid figures. "We have
had good success with Tomb Raider Anniversary
on the Wii and we have plenty of top quality Wii
products coming so that isn't a concern to me.
But again it all comes back to quality. There
is no point bringing out Wii titles which are
average or below; we need to make sure that our
offerings on Wii have good, solid and fun game
Eidos has culled 14 titles which the firm said
would not meet its standards of performance, Rogers
leaves the door open on future developments. "We
have a full complement; we have fantastic franchises,
next-gen titles, Wii and DS titles, casual and
mobile games and we are developing some incredible
said, we are always on the lookout for great property,
from casual to next-gen titles and for distribution
titles for our territory distribution offices.
If the property is right, we are ready to talk."
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