Why doesn't India have an indigenous AAA gaming studio?

Mar 29 13 Comments

India has ample resource of skills in engineering, arts, music, storytelling, graphics design and animation etc vital for a gaming studio, as well as a huge market of gamers. Why not even a single gaming studio producing AAA gaming titles for consoles/PC (please no mobile).
And there is no dearth of technology startups in the country, except for ones in gaming. Many large Movies and Games production companies have subsidiaries in India to carry out execution.

Is it the fear of piracy, lack of return of investment as AAA titles may require budgets in millions of $$, or lack of acceptance of Indian content in western markets?

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TOP 13 Comments
  • Come UP, we love to play counter strike on roads, everything is indigenous, Desi katta desi log
    Mar 29 0
  • ARM qSwc20
    Too busy doing the needful and watching T series videos all day.
    Mar 29 0
  • Microsoft / IT anonymousM
    To sum up, Lack of leadership
    Mar 29 0
  • Barclays PLC FAANGHNTER
    It's enterprising mindset that drives these. It will take a few years.
    Mar 29 2
    • Google / Eng catburglar
      Not enough money to pay the enterprising employees.
      Mar 29
    • Barclays PLC FAANGHNTER
      Game developers don't make top of the market . They do it coz they like it. If you pay decent in India interested ppl will work. Bur ppl need to pump money in and risk as well
      Mar 29
  • Microsoft / Eng djmts
    We do have them. They make chota bheem movies!
    Mar 29 0
  • Lending Club Yo!Yo!
    It’s because AAA roadside assistance is very good. Got it?
    Mar 29 0
  • Amazon mafnwjf
    Who you put all that effort when you could just leet code and get into fang in India or US ... less effort above average risk free life
    Mar 29 0
  • Microsoft femme
    There are game studios in Indian and Pakistan. Eg. A Pakistani game company has released several cricket games in the past
    Mar 29 1
    • OP
      I was specifically talking about AAA titles. A polish studio could make Painkiller game series. Crisis comes from Croatia. There are several studios from not so developed nations.
      Mar 29
  • Comooon I wouldn't say good storytelling. Bollywood isn't "good" its just funny and interesting. Now on a game where you play hours, that's gonna get old real quick
    Mar 29 0
  • Uber SDDD
    meh
    Mar 29 0