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Dev budgets have 'tripled' on 3DS and NGP

Ben Parfitt
Dev budgets have 'tripled' on 3DS and NGP

The arrival of two new handheld platforms will bring high-end mobile technologies to the market, but also a significant increase in project budgets, according to developers working in the field.

One studio head told Develop that 3DS launch titles “clearly have budgets two-to-three times what typical DS games have seen in the past”.

JC Connors, of Foundation 9’s handheld specialist subsidiary Griptonite Games added that “it simply takes more time and effort to design towards all the devices’ advanced features”.

“If you wanted to spend console money on developing a PSP2 or 3DS title, every penny of it would show, and clearly some of the launch titles have budgets two-to-three times what typical DS games have seen in the past,” he added.

For the full story, head over to Develop.

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