Brian Ashcraft has written some smart analysis comparing and contrasting film auteur-ship with video game auteur-ship. He eventually decides:
In game development, because the studio is so important and because the team is so important and because there are so many variables, the auteur ends up being the studio itself. It’s the, let’s call it, the Studio Auteur Theory.
This ultimate and well-support conclusion is both more alarming and less surprising considered alongside the recent Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. I guess that these days corporations are just better versions of people.