Skull Island: Rise of Kong Sparks Controversy Over Graphics and Development Struggles
Developers Reveal Tight Timelines and Crunch as Causes Behind the Game's Dated Graphics
The release of Skull Island: Rise of Kong on October 17 ignited a firestorm of discussions surrounding its dated graphics and relatively high price tag. Disappointed players took to social media, labeling the game as a “scam” and advising others against investing their money or time in it. However, a new report sheds light on the game’s troubled development process, shedding some insight into why it didn’t meet players’ expectations.
As detailed by The Verge, the game’s developers have now revealed the challenges they faced during development, helping to explain why its graphics may not have met contemporary standards. An anonymous developer involved in the project explained, “The development process of this game was started in June of last year and it was aimed to end on June 2nd this year. So, a one-year development process.”