Up For Debate - Which Publisher or Developer Would You Like to Return to Their Former Glory?

Written by Jon Sutton on Sat, Apr 13, 2019 1:50 PM

Over the past 30 years, the world of gaming is littered with the corpses of fallen heroes, as well as those who took an arrow to the knee but are still tragically limping on. The landscape of games publishers and developers looks dramatically different today than it did 20 or even 10 years ago. Many have gone defunct, some have disappeared leaving barely a trace, while others have absorbed by AAA and forced to smash together new games every other year, come hell or high water.

A quiet moment please as we think of our fallen heroes. Of Westwood, Lionhead, Pandemic, THQ, Psygnosis, Acclaim, Accolade, Core Design, Free Radical Design, Factor 5, and more.

Then there also those who have fallen on troubling times. BioWare has arguably suffered at the hands of EA, forced to fall on its own sword with Mass Effect Andromeda and Anthem. Rare was bought by Microsoft in one of the biggest moments in gaming history, only to get pushed into making Kinect titles before recovering with Sea of Thieves. And Bethesda? Well, Bethesda’s walking a treacherous tightrope between success and failure right now, downtrodden after Fallout 76 but dangling Elder Scrolls VI and Starfield in our eyes.

So what about all of these? Well, it’s pretty simple. Which publisher or developer would you like to see return to their former glory, whether that’s Westwood cranking out Command & Conquer games, Valve remembering that solo players exist, of Sega bringing out the Dreamcast 2. Ahem.

Over to you then, which game developer or publisher would you like to see back in the big time? Let us know below!

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17:45 Apr-18-2019

Bethesda game studios.
I want a good ES6. Lore rich and fun to play.

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09:26 Apr-15-2019

-Bullfrog
-New world computing
-Core design
-Westwood
-Blizzard North
-LucasArts

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09:31 Apr-15-2019

Bullfrog is a damn good shout. I'm hoping Two Point Studios can fill that void

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22:58 Apr-14-2019

Konami, Castlevania, Metal Gear and all those fun snes games...sigh

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09:28 Apr-14-2019

Bioware.

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08:39 Apr-14-2019

Crytek cause they make beautiful games and let's be honest I want another Crysis. I want DICE to get back to their classic battlefield days like 2142 and bad company I'm not a fan of battlefield 1 and V at all

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09:28 Apr-15-2019

last good bf in my opinion was battlefield 4

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06:41 Apr-14-2019

Hands down EA, before they were money hungry and continued to ruin games that should have been amazing...

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05:57 Apr-14-2019

I would love to have activision or eidos back.....they were like great during early 2000s

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05:23 Apr-14-2019

There are a lot but 1st i would love to see THQ rise and i hope for a W40K: Dawn of War Trilogy remake like the 1st game(s) with single player offline story driven campaign with base building and actual real-time strategy!

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02:05 Apr-14-2019

Genki/Crave/Ubisoft, would love to have a new Tokyo Extreme Racer.

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22:56 Apr-13-2019

Bethesda with gothic...all time, and EA with command and conquer generals and zero hour

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21:31 Apr-13-2019

I'd like to see Sega from its MegaDrive era

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20:41 Apr-13-2019

I absolutely won't say no to a new Black and White game so Lionhead for me

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20:37 Apr-13-2019

I hope THQ gets back on their feet. I absolutely loved games made by them back in the day and played a hell out of Red Faction and Company Of Heroes and most importantly I would not had heard of STALKER game without THQ publishing it

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11:30 Apr-14-2019

I would really like to see Legacy of Kain back, with in-depth detail to the story and visuals

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20:24 Apr-13-2019

i want an official conclusion to half life
that's all i need

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08:48 Apr-14-2019

Reality is often disappointing.

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19:49 Apr-13-2019

Pretty much every single one.

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19:07 Apr-13-2019

blizzard...

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18:52 Apr-13-2019

Anyone else want Visceral games back?

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18:20 Apr-13-2019

Any devs that makes amazing RPG's. I actually wouldn't mind a whole new fresh Runescape-like game to grind for hours and so on.

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17:58 Apr-13-2019

Meh. I only play the games :P

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23:21 Apr-13-2019

same, life's too short for being picky xD

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17:24 Apr-13-2019

Firefly Studios, would love to see a new great Stronghold!

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