The busy May release schedule could result in healthy sales throughout the summer.
Speaking to MCV, the narrative designer for Homefront: The Revolution, Stephen Rhodes, said that many people will be unable to afford all of the games launching this month. Thus, consumers will continue to buy them throughout the quiet summer months.
This May has already seen the release of Sony’s smash hit Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, as well as Bethesda’s Doom, Battleborn from 2K, Sega’s latest RTS title Total War: Warhammer as well as Homefront: The Revolution. And Blizzard is launching its team shooter Overwatch next week.
It’s difficult to worry about [the competition this month]. It’s so random in the games industry,” Rhodes said.
You look at May 2015 and there was only really The Witcher 3. Fast forward 12 months and there’s ten massive high-budget releases coming out in May. You can’t really worry about it because there are so many different publishers and so many companies who have games to release. They all just seem to pick times, almost at random. This year, everyone releases in May and that’s fine. But they’re all very different titles and people will pick up the releases that appeal to them.
If not, there’s the entire summer. I can’t imagine June, July and August are going to be busy because they never are. It gives everyone a chance to buy all the games that dropped in May because there’s no way everyone is buying all of them.”