I'm curious to know which developers are your favorites. By this, I mean developers that have always (or almost always) knocked it out of the park for you, and you are thus willing to buy their newest games based upon pedigree alone.
Here are mine:
CDPROJEKT RED: I've loved this developer since their release of the rather clunky original Witcher, to the stunning work on The Witcher 3. I'm 135 hours in to that title, and I've barely scratched the surface of the DLC. Cyberpunk 2077 looks to be even grander, so I'm a day-one customer. This developer is growing by leaps and bounds, and they show their community a great deal of respect.
NAUGHTY DOG: These guys really know how to push Sony's hardware. uncharted is my favorite series on the PlayStation, and Nathan Drake is my favorite character from any of their exclusive titles. I'm sorry to see it put to rest, but the Last of Us was another title I enjoyed, and the sequel looks to be even stronger.
LARIAN STUDIOS: This developer is new to my list. Some of their older titles are hit-and-miss for me, but Divinity Original Sin was superb, and Divinity Original Sin II was even better. I can't wait to see what they do next.
And taken OFF the list:
BIOWARE: A studio that once upon a time did no wrong in my eyes now stumbles, trips and falls with every step they take. They butchered Dragon Age, and possibly killed Mass Effect. Some may blame EA, but that is irrelevant for this conversation. I now wait for reviews of Bioware products. Anthem will either restore my faith, or turn them into a 2nd rate Bungie clone.