Posted on October 1, 2012, CJ Miozzi Valve Writer: “60% of Kickstarter Games Will Launch”
Valve writer Chet Faliszek believes that only 60% of successfully funded Kickstarter projects will actually result in a final product.
Speaking to VG247, he said:
“I’ve funded a lot of things on Kickstarter. I figure 60% of these projects will actually create something by the end, and I’m fine with that. It’s going to be interesting for projects that take a long time, for teams that aren’t as experienced, seeing what people think, and to see what’s going to happen two or three years from now.
“Are they actually going to deliver and come through with it? So yeah, that will be interesting to see. But I do hope that it maintains being a viable way, because I love being able to see people saying, ‘yeah, I’m just going to do this project.’”
That means Faliszek believes almost half of successfully kickstarted projects will ultimately fail, which strikes me as a depressing figure. Do you agree with Faliszek? Or do you think that number should be higher — or lower?