Data scientists warn about the 'Remake Singularity'

Data scientists warn about the 'Remake Singularity'

In a recent publication from the E3 annals of Video Game Research, a group of scientists from the University of Cambridge warned the industry about the imminent risk of the 'Remake Singularity'.

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We projected the current trend in the industry to produce remakes and remasters of past video games. We found that by 2035 the majority of the releases will be remakes, by 2045 50% of the new remakes can drop 'remake' in the title without anyone noticing, and by 2055 90% of the remakes can be passed as new original titles
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E3 Annals - 2023 - Issue no.1 - Reggie, N. et Al.

We reached out to Blizzard, EA, and Ubisoft for comments.

"We are hoping that this trend will save us from bankruptcy"
Philip LeFromage - Ubisoft Montreal
"Proud to claim back our spot as industry-leading for expansion re-release. Looking forward to re-releasing even more great games from the past, the mistakes with Warcraft 3 taught us a lesson that we will treasure moving forward."
Alan Leinnman - Activision Blizzard
"We knew we just needed to move a few things around with Dead Space and we could slap a full price on top without anyone complaining. We are really pushing the boundaries on how much we can squeeze out of the consumer. This is great, we love money, God bless!"
Scrooge McDuck - EA CFO