Limbo Developer Claims Discs Are Outdated

By Lauren Alessandra on November 1, 2011, 7:56AM EST

Playdead, the developer famous for the downloadable title "Limbo", will not be producing any retail copies of their games as the developer's head Dino Patti believes that physical copies of games are on their way out.

Even though Limbo spans both the PS3 and Xbox 360, it was never made into a retail copy and this will be the case for future Playdead games as well. Patti states that the retail model is infact "broken".

"The retail model has always been and still is broken, from a developer's point of view," said Patti. Although, this doesn't seem to be the case for Sony as they have indicated that their next console will still be able to play physical copies of games.

Patti went on to say: "I only buy the disc if I want a console game, but everything else I download from Steam. And all the new games today also need to be installed. Why did I get a console if the games need to be installed? That really sucks. That's a PC."

If this digital distribution is becoming more and more prevalent as Patti has claimed, what could this mean for distributors such as "Gamestop"? Are physical copies of games on their way out?

Source: Eurogamer

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