Before its release, Lord Of The Rings: Gollum was considered one of the most awaited projects in 2023 because for a long time, fans had not enjoyed a game themed after a bomb. tons of famous movies above. Developer Daedalic himself is also extremely excited, as this is the team’s first major project. However, what happened next seemed to be a never-ending nightmare for this project.
Specifically, immediately after its release, Lord Of The Rings: Gollum revealed countless problems. Technical errors and bugs are rampant, making players uncomfortable. This game also clearly reveals shortcomings in terms of content, style and quality of the game. Then, not long after, from being a welcome AAA masterpiece and selling for millions, Lord Of The Rings: Gollum received countless criticisms, boycotts, and not many buyers. Then the price that developer Daedalic has to pay is also extremely expensive. Downsizing, cutting off a series of employees and shrinking to the size of a small studio like before, Daedalic has realized the harshness of the current gaming industry.
The reasons were also revealed by some Daedalic employees shortly afterward. Specifically, after the initial excitement passed, many people realized the harsh reality when they were only given 15 million euros to produce – a number too low for a game priced at AAA. The standards for making games are so high and the costs are so low that the staff has to work overtime constantly and is exhausted both physically and mentally. That is also the reason why the content of Lord Of The Rings: Gollum did not match the level of expectations.
It was even more disappointing when the apology from Lord Of The Rings: Gollum was later discovered to have been written by ChatGPT. This stems from the fact that Daedalic has chosen Nacon as the publisher and this new company has made unilateral moves without going through Daedalic, of which the letter drafted by ChatGPT is the clearest evidence. It’s truly a disaster, for Daedalic, even though he’s poor, he chose the wrong “companion”.