Injustice 2 Publisher Commits to Improving Online Gameplay and Community as a Priority
It’s not easy from the standpoint of a developer to fix an issue sometimes, depending on what it is. However, it can be frustrating for player feedback to go unacknowledged or unaddressed. In a recent statement from WB Interactive Entertainment, the publisher of games such as Injustice 2 and Mortal Kombat X, the company addressed their commitment to improving the community and online gameplay. In order to accurately and efficiently focus on online features for their games, the Injustice 2 publisher has opened up WB Games New York – a “service provider of online features and web-based communities for the company’s video games”.
Here’s what Steven Chiang the Executive Vice President of Worldwide Production and Studios, Warner Bros. Interactive had to say:
We understand the importance of expanding the connected communities of players, and with WB Games New York, we will have a strong foundation to grow our player connectivity with our digitally powered console and mobile games as well as live service gaming. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has enjoyed a successful history with utilizing new technology with many members of the WB Games New York team on some of our biggest games, and this will be continued as we work on several upcoming projects.”
To further the conversation, Steven Flenory, Studio Director of the Injustice 2 publisher said: “We are excited to be part of WB Interactive Entertainment, and bring our years of experience building online services to some of the best developers, and franchises, in the games industry.”
Having a studio dedicated solely to serving and addressing the player base is a step in the right direction. As video games continue to get bigger and more complex, more effort will be needed to address issues that arise. Furthermore, seeing the obvious rise in popularity means addressing concerns from different demographics as well. It’s a big and important step for quality assurance and, as a matter of fact, shows dedication. It’s a hopeful message that says: “We are listening.”
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