dsmart wrote on Sep 4, 2018, 09:17:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 3, 2018, 13:27:
dsmart wrote on Sep 3, 2018, 10:17:
It's never - ever - getting finished. Like ever.
I think that's true of the PU. However, I think we'll see SQ42 in a year or two though.
I see a lot of people saying this. I just don't subscribe to that faith. Given that they're still behind on core tech, and considering the incredibly high production bars for games now, I didn't see anything in the SQ42 vertical slice from Dec 2017 that leads me to believe that we'd see anything of that game - ever.
Even if they manage to rush something out, it will most likely end up being bog standard fare that you could get on Steam for $19.99. Except backers would have paid for a Gold chest, and ended up with a cardboard box.
Who am I kidding? I just don't see SQ42 ever coming out. And most certainly not as was pitched back in 2012. It's time has passed.
You could be right. I put the odds at 75/25 that it gets finished. SQ 42 has a more limited scope due to it's script, and is less prone to the continuous scope creep that infects the PU. Also Erin Roberts has a history of shipping games in a reasonable timeframe. Lastly, I think the pressure will be on RSI next year to release something
. The natives are getting restless.
On the other hand, Hillary had a 75% chance of getting elected, and we know how that turned out.
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