So here's a topic: what are your thoughts on Early Access on Steam? Do you buy games in Early Access? Do you think it's right for games to be released like that in an unfinished state?
Incredibly only 25% of Early Access games ever get finished. I think that's a pretty telling statistic. It might even be indicative of a trend. Developer puts game in Early Access to secure funds, gets funds from consumers, doesn't finish game. That is a worrying trend,
But on the flip side there are success stories. Particulars, a local game, is one of them. Particulars was put on early access to help fund the actual completion of the game. Now it's finished and it's pretty great. Everyone's happy. So the Early Access scheme does work sometimes, and it can be useful.
I just don't like to see it abused. Perhaps there needs to be more stringent rules around its application.