The reply is cash.
Creating AAA video games is getting an increasing number of costly every technology.
Simply attempt to examine the credit of a sport made 20 years in the past with a brand new one and also you’ll see that the folks engaged on them has greater than doubled.
Additionally think about how a long time in the past video games was once completed and totally examined in only a 12 months or two (let’s say, Last Fantasy as an RPG instance), in the meantime Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has been in improvement for five years and the staff will proceed to work on patches and DLC for no less than one other 12 months.
Alternatively, sport costs haven’t modified that a lot, with solely a ten USD improve within the final 20 years (Nintendo of America), and most of the people aren’t keen to pay extra for larger and higher video games.
That’s why firms are at all times searching for methods to maximise earnings through DLC, cosmetics, loot-boxes, subscriptions and so forth.