My sources passed me this amazingly detailed article about how costs of game development have risen over the past years. And how they will continue to rise even further with the next generation of gaming consoles. And how that will spell doom to even more game development studios. Among other data the article features a list of 120 (!) game studios that have had to close doors over the past 6 years.
I should note that the article was posted on a community-driven site, and is not as reflective and more opinionated as you would expect from, say, a Gamasutra article. But it does contain a lot of statistics to back it up, plus the unanimous nodding-in-agreement from my game developing friends.
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