The newest episode of The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast is available to download now - and it's dedicated to the biggest entertainment launch of the year.
Chris and James reflect on the recent Rockstar controversy surrounding the working conditions behind Red Dead Redemption 2 - and, more importantly, ask where the industry goes from here.
We discuss the growing scope of open-world games and the pressure this puts on developers and their resources, plus the decisions behind release dates and how this can drastically impact what a team is able to accomplish.
Finally, we wrap up by talking about how well we expect Red Dead Redemption 2 to perform when it releases later this week, amid a market suffering an ongoing decline in AAA sales (at least in terms of physical retail). And yes, we talk about those shrinking horse testicles.
You can listen to our latest episode below, subscribe to our RSS feed, or download the file directly here. It is also available via iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Overcast, Player FM, TuneIn and other widely-used podcast platforms.
All our previous episodes can be found here.