Hi Guys. … I’m a writer/producer/artist that has a game in mind to develop. The subject matter is in place and I’ve narrowed down an interested party that would back me up with the investment needed. I’ve been passionate about gaming for most of my life [since the release of the commodore 64 and then on], but due to my lack of technical knowledge in the field, I find myself in here humbly asking for help from you gentlemen.
The game script is being written as we speak, but what I lack is the technical and physical requirements needed to finish my proposed business plan. I’ve researched thoroughly the web and I’ve somewhat came out more confused than anything, as there are too many variables concerned.
The proposal made is for an AAA Open World game for console platforms: PS4 and Xbox One to be specific.
Through my scavenging the web I’ve found the contradictions baffling. Especially concerning the required number of a team to create an AAA game. There is no question you need a team of people with a variety of artistic, technical, and design to create a modern videogame.
I pray you excuse my lack of knowledge and silly questions; if some of you are inclined to think of them as so.
- What is the average number of personnel a small Development Studio [From software engineers, to programmers, animators, testers and so forth] needs to develop an AAA cross platform game in a time span of Two years? What are the least number of people and their specialties needed?
-Would the option of building your own game engine [weighing in the time factor in doing so] be better than using existing game engines out there?
-Are there top notch Game Engines out there that can create an Open World, sophisticated, modern videogame for PS4 and Xbox One?
-I am aware that the cost can go up to 10’s of millions, so I risk in being candid that my projected proposal is between 3 to 5 million US dollars. Have you heard of Studios that have done so with such a limited budget?
-Is there an existing business plan out there I could use as an outline?
All thoughts would be highly appreciated. Thanks a mill. …H