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Innovation lesson from Rockstar Games: Getting it right is more important than being first

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In an industry that has been declining in the last few years, Rockstar Games is always pushing boundaries. Whether it’s pushing the technological boundary of existing game consoles, utilizing storytelling, creating game mechanics that enhance game play; they’re the Christopher Nolan of the game industry.

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Rockstar Studios knows how to innovate

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Yesterday I wrote about how innovation requires courage. It takes guts and vision to do something that is so remarkable, that it changes everything. Here then, is a great example.

Innovation in the gaming industry is hard to come by. Games haven’t changed much in the last decade. The only noticeable different take on games was introduced by one of my favorite gaming studios, Rockstar Games, the creators of the Grand Theft Auto Series and the recent Red Dead Redemption. They introduced games with free roaming worlds and great story telling, approaches that have been adopted by various game studios and applied to other genres with great success.

And now, with the recently released L.A. Noire, they’ve topped themselves once more. Video game developers have been making realistic cars and buildings for years, but L.A. Noire is set to take facial realism to the next level.