As much as I like video games… I have absolutely no desire to work in that field. And this craziness with burnout due to trying to hit arbitrarily set dates issued from on high by the marketing department with no regard for how difficult it will be to have a live, working game on the shelves by that date, is nothing new – ask Tod Frye (Atari 2600 Pac-Man) or Howard Scott Warshaw (Atari 2600 E.T.).
Several years ago, I noted with some amusement that a lot of the former Atari, Activision, Imagic, etc. guys are now in the business of doing their own mobile games. After hearing some of their stories, including how many marriages some of them went through……I get it. That business chews you up, spits you out, and expects you to crawl back through the jaws of the beast for more.