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Human Head Off Prey 2?

Human Head has not worked on Prey 2 since November, reports Shacknews citing a "source who asked not to be identified." According to their story, the developer on the first-person shooter sequel stopped working on the game as a negotiating ploy to get a better deal with ZeniMax, and that today's announcement that Prey 2 is delayed suggests a new developer may be announced for the project as a result. That would also explain why Human Head recently raised the possibility of developing Rune 2, and the Shack story indicates Human Head's negotiations to work on a high profile project are going well. They also have the following noncommittal response from ZeniMax to questions about all this: "we aren't commenting on the game's development beyond what was said in the statement that was released this morning."

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32. Re: Human Head Off Prey 2? Apr 21, 2012, 04:17 Jerykk
 
It's not that I defend businesses, I just expect them to act like businesses.

I guess that's the inherent issue here. Businesses are run by people. Their very existence depends on their interactions with other people. Is it entirely surprising that some businesses are willing to sour their long-term relationships with clients and customers in favor of short-term gains? No, it's not really surprising at all. Should it be considered acceptable? No, it really shouldn't. You can choose to be apathetic and say "eh, whatever, that's just what they do," or you can choose to be angry and chastise them. I generally prefer being angry, as anger is more likely to lead to change. Apathy has never led to anything but corruption and exploitation.

This website seems obsessed with the idea of "good companies" and "bad companies" when it's all PR bullshit. They all want your money, they will all do whatever it takes to get the most of it they can.

Yes, all businesses exist to maximize profit. However, there are many ways to achieve this goal, with some being more respectful to customers than others. For example, CD Projekt didn't have to give away all the Witcher 2 DLC for free. They didn't have to allow existing customers of Witcher 2 to have a free upgrade to the Enhanced Edition. It would have been easier for them to go the Capcom route and charge everyone for these things. But they didn't. They decided that the best way to maximize profit was to respect their customers and treat them well, not try to nickel and dime them.

Then you have businesses like Capcom that charge customers for even the most trivial of DLC (like costume palette swaps) or minor upgrades (Super Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom, Resident Evil 5 Gold, etc). Or Microsoft, whose business practices revolve around screwing anyone who doesn't own an Xbox (and a LIVE Gold account). While these practices may generate revenue, they don't generate good will amongst customers and potential customers.

This comment was edited on Apr 21, 2012, 04:31.
 
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