Beamer wrote on Apr 21, 2020, 16:12:The Magician wrote on Apr 21, 2020, 14:28:
It's time we get a remake of PONG KOMBAT now.
Watching this reminded me of something I couldn't place (not Pong, obviously.)
PONG KOMBAT was what I was thinking.
Kxmode wrote on Jan 17, 2020, 18:41:
Everyone take a shot every time you see the F-word.
saluk wrote on Jan 17, 2020, 17:38:
We don't have enough time to finish the game. We have about 10 months of work left. So let's just delay 5 months, burn out our developers, and still end up releasing the game too early.
Sepharo wrote on Jan 17, 2020, 14:58:
While nobody wants to crunch.... and crunch shouldn't be planned.... and it does show bad planning....
There's a difference between constant crunch and wrap-up crunch.
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Nov 13, 2019, 18:51:Kxmode wrote on Nov 13, 2019, 15:41:
Wait. If they're closing, and they're the publisher, who's getting the money? Epic?
The management I imagine. Bethesda didn't buy the Rune IP and they also didn't buy Human Head, they just hired all the employees to help start a new studio from scratch that they wholly own.
This was clearly something they planned to do for a long time. I thought the whole point of Epic exclusivity bribes was to provide financial cushioning so devs didn't have to risk going under if their game didn't sell. That's what both Sweeney and several devs have said. On top of this, their Twitter statement said the game has exceeded their day one sales expectations. Big deals with Bethesda don't happen overnight so this really looks like the management just took as much money as they could, shoved the game out the door and are now bailing out with the riches. Anyone who wants to see this game on consoles or something not the Epic store, don't count on it.
They claim the game will continue to get support but don't lay out how that's going to work when none of the employees work for the company any more and Bethesda's not going to want them spending time on their payroll supporting a game they don't own. If I were anyone who bought this rushed mess, I'd refund it and wait to see if they actually do step up and support it. If they do, buy it again.