Developing video games is a daunting task, something that is particularly true in the AAA scene. It is no secret to anyone that dozens of people work on the production of a high-profile game; however, Blizzard Entertainment raised the bar and set a new record.
Diablo IV debuted at the beginning of June and became a resounding success on all fronts. The end result is the fruit of years of work and the efforts of literally thousands of people who participated in some of the areas of the development process.
According to him MobyGames website, which specializes in cataloging video games and creating databases, Diablo IV’s credits list 9,166 names. This represents a new record for the most people appearing in the credits of a game.
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Many people made Diablo IV a reality
According to the information, the jobs related to the audio and voice-over department represent the highest percentage of credits with a total of 2,464 people. 902 individuals had roles related to the art and graphics section, while 394 participated in the programming and engineering area.
Curious facts also came to light. For example, 475 people are listed in the credits in the acknowledgments section. On the other hand, there were 67 babies in development, that is, children of workers who were born during production. According to the portal Kotakuthe total number of people who participated in the creation of Diablo IV It is comparable to that of a small town in the United States.
9,166 people were credited in the making of Diablo IV, a new record!
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This finding demonstrates that video game development is becoming more complex, expensive and extensive. Industry creatives like Cory Barlog fear that the production of AAA titles will last longer and longer.
But tell us, what do you think of these data? Did you imagine that there were many people behind the creation of a video game? Let us read you in the comments.
Diablo IV is available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC. Click here to read more news related to this project.
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