A high-quality game is nowadays a rare product of one person, most often it requires a whole team of professionals. Two solutions seem to be logical in such case – starting a studio or going to an outsource company.
Having its roots in various fields, outsourcing couldn’t have not grown into game development as well. Why did it attain such a success here, in this field? Firstly, it has already been mentioned above, that games are created by a team, and outsourcing allows to hire a fully manned professional team. A cutting retort would be the fact, that hiring professionals for your own studio outcomes in a team of professionals as well. Here should be considered, that working with an outsourcing company, you get a team with a proven group harmony in work. This is a doubtless argument in favour of outsourcing, for business where the deadline and the quality are equally important and uncompromising.
The flexibility of outsource companies is another definite pro on the side of outsource companies, whereas the game-industry offers a variety of options that simplify the search and the choice itself. Using those will guarantee that the final developers will be most experienced and expert in the game-category you need.
Outsourcing companies are the first that undergo changes influenced by rapid evolvement of the game-development market. This cannot be denied and it cannot be changed, since the existence of these companies depends on how fast they adopt and implement new rules in order to please the most demanding customer.
No wonder having an own studio must be pleasant, self comes first. The question is still what is the aim to assuage your appetite for ownership, or to create high-quality successful product.