Episode 4: Franchise Opportunities Available
“What is dead may never die.”
So say the followers of the Drowned God, and frequently repeated by House Greyjoy of Game of Thrones fame. And, for the purposes of this episode, an apt phrase for the sudden resurgence of formerly powerful franchises like Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, Rock Band and Guitar Hero.
In this episode, we postulate and prognosticate about the reanimation of these formerly deceased franchises (brands that apparently never received the memo announcing their demise), and what such zombification says about the state of today’s games industry.
“What is dead may never die, but rises again, harder and stronger.” The publishers sure hope you’re right about that, Drowned God.