Okay guys- I rarely make threads on this forum unless I really think something needs discussing. I pose this to everyone:
We all know that since around 2006 many video games come out broken, unfinished, and in poor quality and are patched later (and the problem has progressively become worse). We all know this has become very abusive towards consumers and day-one patches/huge updates are now commonplace. Something I have a very hard time researching and finding information on, is:
Every game technically has to pass certification and "go gold" to be sold. Is this cert done by a third party? If so many games come out in such poor states, are these requirements too low? Are there no standards? Is the answer purely "If we had tougher standards, companies would make less money"? There is no way that the rating (ESRB) is the only requirement for a product to be sold. Or is it?
Take my question seriously and try to research this/put links here/discuss it. It's really hard info to find. And i'm surprised I can't find many threads on certification.