Edge top 50 game developers list.

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#1 Posted by crimsonman1245 (4253 posts) -

1. Valve

2. Mojang

3. Nintendo EAD

4. Platinum Games

5. Naughty Dog

6. Rockstar North

7. Bungie

8. From Software

9. Arkane Studios

10. Riot Games

11. Epic Games

12. Media Molecule

13. Dice

14. Kojima Productions

15. Irrational

16. Arenanet

17. Blizzard

18. Rocksteady

19. Ubisoft Montrela

20. Bethesda

21. Double Fine

22. Terry Cavanaugh

23. Thatgamecompany

24. Gearbox

25. 343

26. Firaxis

27. EA Canada

28. Bioware

29. Eidos Montreal

30. Play Dead

31. Sony Online Entertainent

32. Crytek

33. Redlynx

34. Vlambeer

35 .CCP

36. Telltale

37. ID

38. Ninja Theory

39. Quantic Dreams

40. Code Masters

41. Criterion

42. Mossmouth

43. Harmonix

44. Sony Santa monica

45. Capybara

46. Creative Assembly

47. Halfbrick

48. Wayforward

49. Jagex

50. Relic

They cited "Creativity" and "Technical skills" to explain how they voted.

#2 Posted by o0squishy0o (2772 posts) -

Mojang is number 2? and EPIC isn't even in the top 10?

#3 Posted by padaporra (3438 posts) -

At least Valve is 1st.

#4 Posted by o0squishy0o (2772 posts) -

Mojang is number 2? and EPIC isn't even in the top 10?

o0squishy0o
Blizzard 17th? The list has some major problems with it.
#5 Posted by BPoole96 (22813 posts) -
I disagree with them putting devs like 343i and Mojang whom have only developed 1 game
#6 Posted by Thefatness16 (4672 posts) -

Mojang, 343, Ninja Theory? :lol:

#7 Posted by RR360DD (13033 posts) -
Platinum games lol, Rockstar should be higher
#8 Posted by crimsonman1245 (4253 posts) -

Platinum games lol, Rockstar should be higherRR360DD

I know, they should be #1.

#9 Posted by TheEpicGoat (2006 posts) -

I don't agree with these opinions.

#10 Posted by o0squishy0o (2772 posts) -

At least Valve is 1st.

padaporra
Valve being top is questionable, purely because I think they get given alot more love because of their steam sales. On games alone I am not so sure they would be so high up. Just my personal opinion though.
#11 Posted by crimsonman1245 (4253 posts) -

Mojang, 343, Ninja Theory? :lol:

Thefatness16

Ninja Theory is a top 50 developer pretty easily.

#12 Posted by CanYouDiglt (7607 posts) -
Blizzard number 17 lmao. So 1-16 have games as popular and genre changing as World of Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo?
#13 Posted by DraugenCP (8479 posts) -

Mojang is number 2? How edgy.

#14 Posted by Thefatness16 (4672 posts) -

[QUOTE="Thefatness16"]

Mojang, 343, Ninja Theory? :lol:

crimsonman1245

Ninja Theory is a top 50 developer pretty easily.

I've only played Enslaved, but that was awful. A dev who specializes in action games should be able create a much better combat system than that.

#15 Posted by usmfan84 (106 posts) -
No CD Projekt RED? I know they don't pump games out (Witcher 1 and 2) but based on creativity and quality they should be here. Also they release free updates and DLC for their games. The Witcher 3 will be out soon and Cypberpunk 2077 will be a true game changer in the next generation of visuals and story telling. These guys take there time on games to make them right.
#16 Posted by TheDidact (3986 posts) -
Arkane is way too high. If we're making lists based on recent games, Telltale should be in the top 15. Oh and Nintendo EAD should be #1.
#17 Posted by TheEroica (14412 posts) -

I don't agree with these opinions.

TheEpicGoat
Same, also bioware is laughably low... dont care what anyone says, they still make some of the best games in the medium and didnt ubisoft montreal put out AC3 and Far Cry 3 this year? 19? Da'fuq?!?!
#18 Posted by Cheleman (7865 posts) -

terrible list.

#19 Posted by freedomfreak (43095 posts) -
Ya, I disagree how some are ranked. But whatevs. Great studios nonetheless.
#20 Posted by GarGx1 (3244 posts) -

Surprised CD Projeckt Red aren't in there and not really sure how Mojang could be No. 2. No surprises anywhere else but it's really just opinion from a bunch of journalists still stuffed on Doritos and Mountain Dew ;)

#21 Posted by Slashkice (13611 posts) -

Mojang is number 2? How edgy.

DraugenCP

Lock this thread up, it's not getting any better than this.

#22 Posted by rjdofu (9171 posts) -
Eh huh? Mojang no.2? Ninja Theory :lol::lol::lol: above Santa Monica? lol wtf?
#23 Posted by PAL360 (27263 posts) -

Good to see Valve in the top. Rockstar and Bethesda should be higher, though! No Turn 10? :o

#24 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -

mojang above everyone else? Jesus ***** christ...

Almost as bad as giving a sh!tty indie title GOTY.

#25 Posted by TheEpicGoat (2006 posts) -

[QUOTE="TheEpicGoat"]

I don't agree with these opinions.

TheEroica

Same, also bioware is laughably low... dont care what anyone says, they still make some of the best games in the medium and didnt ubisoft montreal put out AC3 and Far Cry 3 this year? 19? Da'fuq?!?!

Last year :cool:. But yeah, placement on this list is terrible, DICE/ND above Blizzard/BioWare/Bethesda/Ubisoft Montreal is a joke. Also, if they are going to rank some teams that only have 1-2 games under their belt then they must hate CD Projekt RED.

#26 Posted by TheEroica (14412 posts) -

[QUOTE="TheEroica"][QUOTE="TheEpicGoat"]

I don't agree with these opinions.

TheEpicGoat

Same, also bioware is laughably low... dont care what anyone says, they still make some of the best games in the medium and didnt ubisoft montreal put out AC3 and Far Cry 3 this year? 19? Da'fuq?!?!

Last year :cool:. But yeah, placement on this list is terrible, DICE/ND above Blizzard/BioWare/Bethesda/Ubisoft Montreal is a joke. Also, if they are going to rank some teams that only have 1-2 games under their belt then they must hate CD Projekt RED.

All you do is speak truth good sir. Im all for recognizing new dynamic devs but to omit CDPR in the same breath seems quite contradictory.
#27 Posted by Nohtnym (1552 posts) -

Blizzard should be in top 10.

Mojang shouldnt even be in the list.

I dont know about valve being top. Steam is DRM, plain and simple. But it has made everything easier on pc gaming. Plus steam sales. I never thought I could buy not more than year old games for under 15 euro. Big minus for valve is valve time, they are notoriously slow at making games. I love Dota 2, but it is because I loved Dota. Balancing, spells, heroes, basically everything related to gameplay had been already done by icefrog before dota 2 was in beta stage.

#28 Posted by Chrome- (1680 posts) -
Wow valve is so overrated its almost unreal, they've pretty much only made 1 game and 1 crappy engine and kept re-releasing/rehashing them for the last 15 years. How they keep getting away with this is beyond me.
#29 Posted by GeoffZak (3715 posts) -

Aside from Blizzard, Tell Tale and Kojima, that's a pretty sh*tty list.

I'm starting to hate how overrated Valve is. Their games aren't even that good!

#30 Posted by N30F3N1X (8050 posts) -

Mojang is number 2? and EPIC isn't even in the top 10?

o0squishy0o

That's the least of the list's problems considering Epic sucks.

Riot and Media Molecule above ArenaNet and Blizzard :lol:

#31 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38219 posts) -

Such a crap list, surprised they don't have someone like Rovio in the top ten with a list like that

#32 Posted by TheEroica (14412 posts) -

Such a crap list, surprised they don't have someone like Rovio in the top ten with a list like that

seanmcloughlin
I wonder what stopped them from putting zynga on the list?
#33 Posted by amaneuvering (4016 posts) -

If Creativity and technical skills are important then where is Polytron on that list?

#34 Posted by crimsonman1245 (4253 posts) -

Not going to lie, i had to google about 15 devs on that list. So many smaller devs on there that have only made 1 little downloadable game.

#35 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38219 posts) -

[QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]

Such a crap list, surprised they don't have someone like Rovio in the top ten with a list like that

TheEroica

I wonder what stopped them from putting zynga on the list?

At least they got something right :P

#36 Posted by TheEroica (14412 posts) -

[QUOTE="TheEroica"][QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]

Such a crap list, surprised they don't have someone like Rovio in the top ten with a list like that

seanmcloughlin

I wonder what stopped them from putting zynga on the list?

At least they got something right :P

It was probably an oversight on their part... :P really though, what a way to illegitimize themselves in one foul swoop.
#37 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38219 posts) -

[QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]

[QUOTE="TheEroica"] I wonder what stopped them from putting zynga on the list?TheEroica

At least they got something right :P

It was probably an oversight on their part... :P really though, what a way to illegitimize themselves in one foul swoop.

Yeah I used to think Edge were alright

#38 Posted by DraugenCP (8479 posts) -

[QUOTE="DraugenCP"]

Mojang is number 2? How edgy.

Slashkice

Lock this thread up, it's not getting any better than this.



:lol:

In my defence, I hesitated posting that because it was just too corny. But yolo, right?

#39 Posted by SuperFlakeman (7411 posts) -

Isn't this annual? So recent history, not all time?

#40 Posted by Puckhog04 (22693 posts) -

I agree with #1. Didn't read the rest.

#41 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (9942 posts) -

Mojang, 343, Ninja Theory? :lol:

Thefatness16
Ninja Theory is basically formerly Argonaut Games, since Jez San (I had the pleasure of corresponding with him once) purchased it and CEO'd it after Argonaut's demise. Argonaut Games have VERY RICH history.
#42 Posted by Wasdie (50596 posts) -

#2 is Mojang. I can't take this list seriously.

#43 Posted by Pikminmaniac (9370 posts) -

How the hell did Naughty Dog make the top 30?

Please tell me this is a list of just this gen and not of all time

#44 Posted by kuraimen (28078 posts) -
Loledge
#45 Posted by senses_fail_06 (6745 posts) -

1. Valve

2. Mojang

3. Nintendo EAD

4. Platinum Games

5. Naughty Dog

6. Rockstar North

7. Bungie

8. From Software

9. Arkane Studios

10. Riot Games

11. Epic Games

12. Media Molecule

13. Dice

14. Kojima Productions

15. Irrational

16. Arenanet

17. Blizzard

18. Rocksteady

19. Ubisoft Montrela

20. Bethesda

21. Double Fine

22. Terry Cavanaugh

23. Thatgamecompany

24. Gearbox

25. 343

26. Firaxis

27. EA Canada

28. Bioware

29. Eidos Montreal

30. Play Dead

31. Sony Online Entertainent

32. Crytek

33. Redlynx

34. Vlambeer

35 .CCP

36. Telltale

37. ID

38. Ninja Theory

39. Quantic Dreams

40. Code Masters

41. Criterion

42. Mossmouth

43. Harmonix

44. Sony Santa monica

45. Capybara

46. Creative Assembly

47. Halfbrick

48. Wayforward

49. Jagex

50. Relic

They cited "Creativity" and "Technical skills" to explain how they voted.

crimsonman1245

This sucks, but it is typical from Eurobiased Edge.

Better top ten:

  1. Rockstar
  2. Nintendo
  3. Blizzard
  4. KojiPro
  5. Valve
  6. Naughty Dog
  7. Bungie
  8. Irrational
  9. Rocksteady
  10. Bioware
#46 Posted by SuperFlakeman (7411 posts) -

How the hell did Naughty Dog make the top 30?

Please tell me this is a list of just this gen and not of all time

Pikminmaniac

I think this is an annual thing, so they go by recent history, not even a full gen.

#47 Posted by kuraimen (28078 posts) -

How the hell did Naughty Dog make the top 30?

Please tell me this is a list of just this gen and not of all time

Pikminmaniac
Because they made the best game ever created in the history of ever.
#48 Posted by FPS_Gamer123 (4363 posts) -
Riot being so far up on that list is quite laughable.
#49 Posted by jsmoke03 (13136 posts) -

this can't be of all time, some of these developers only made a couple of great games and thats it

#50 Posted by Joedgabe (5134 posts) -

So mojag get's 2ndo for developing 1 game ? i mean minecraft is really awesome but just for 1 game.... this list deserves to go up as reputation not drawing from a hat. Nintendo Honestly should be lower..... they haven't created anything new sinse the 1990's.