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.
“The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.”
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