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Project Eternity Kickstarter Adds Wasteland 2

The Kickstarter Campaign for Project Eternity keeps turning up the marketing heat, announcing a new $165 digital-only tier. This represents the support Obsidian Entertainment is getting from inXile Entertainment and old comrade Brian Fargo, as it will include a copy of Wasteland 2 as well as a copy of the first expansion pack for Project Eternity, which is expected about six months after the release of the upcoming RPG.

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17. Re: Project Eternity Kickstarter Adds Wasteland 2 Oct 9, 2012, 10:05 Bhruic
 
Creston wrote on Oct 9, 2012, 01:41:
Now if the kickstarter ISN'T funding the expansion (as it shouldn't), and suppose the game really doesn't sell very well, where are they getting the money for the expansion pack from? Are they going to do another Kickstarter for it at that time? Or are they gambling that it will sell well enough for them to afford the expansion (since obviously any copy sold will basically be pure profit for them.)

On top of that is just the mentality that they are looking at the project with. They should be focused on making the game (granted at this point it's a foregone conclusion they can fund it). Already having decided that they are going to have an expansion before they've even started working on the game feels a lot like day 0 DLC - stuff they've left out of the game in order to monetize. Hopefully that's not the case here, but it definitely leaves a bad taste in one's mouth.

edit: I guess what I'm really worried about is companies treating Kickstarter like they were publishers. They are likely used to the idea that publishers want to go the expansion route (or DLC these days), that they can approach them for funding to make it (if it hasn't been decided ahead of time), etc. People going into a Kickstarter aren't the same. When you put money up front like this, the expectation is that they in turn are going to put that money into making an incredible game. How they can accomplish that when they've already committed to an expansion is dubious. When they have an idea, are they going to say "well, we'll save that for the expansion"? And what's that going to say to the people who funded the project, but didn't get the expansion included?
 
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