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"The rise of freelance art for next-gen games?" , posted Wed 18 May 15:02
I was just thinking today how I've viewed these sites in the past where individuals or small businesses sell 3D objects such as buildings, automobiles, planes, whatever in formats like 3D Studio for hundreds of dollars. The idea is you get to buy the rights to use it for whatever you want.
Normally I use to wonder how they made any money with in-house designers but with the next generation of games requiring more money and manpower to create, anyone think this field might start becoming more lucrative? It can potentially be cheaper to buy models than it is to hire another employee and give them benefits...
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"Re(1):The rise of freelance art for next-gen " , posted Wed 18 May 23:32
It would be difficult, unreliable, and definitely more expensive. Sure, EA employees get benefits... the benefit of working until they drop. You can't expect the same level of commitment from someone who isn't under your thumb.