Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 13, 2023, 21:09:Are you thinking of Diablo? I'm talking about Baldur's Gate 3. You don't have to be online to play it. I own it from GOG, and like everything, it's blocked by my firewall, so they aren't collecting squat from me.
But you have to be on-line to play it, right? Or am I mistaken about that?
MeanJim wrote on Sep 13, 2023, 19:42:But you have to be on-line to play it, right? Or am I mistaken about that?Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 13, 2023, 16:22:If it were an online only game, but this is a single-player with coop RPG.
Wouldn't that information be available for any on-line game?
MeanJim wrote on Sep 13, 2023, 15:55:Wouldn't that information be available for any on-line game?
I was surprised when Larian published player statistics for most played race, class, etc., for BG3 and no one got outraged finding out that the game is sending everything you do back to Larian.
The Flying Penguin wrote on Sep 13, 2023, 10:29:
Making it retroactive is a Dick move indeed. Sounds like a new suit taking over and and not understanding the nature of the business model. This is a gaming engine specifically targeted at indie devs. Why kill the golden goose?
I do suspect there will be some back pedaling soon.
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 13, 2023, 03:51:1 million sales would be a massive success for an actual indie studio (and not "established but not owned by a publisher"). But this is installs. And after some additional clarifications, each machine you install it on counts as a different installation (they want to send a machine id to their servers to check this).
0.20€ per install if you are Pro license with more than 1000k installs (which is what even mid level successful Indy developers usually achieve)
holy shit is all I say there. The fall out in my circles is MASSIVE there is even talk of pulling old games entirely from steam. Ah, and from Gamepass specifically, and ESPECIALLY from Bundles.
As for Game Pass and other subscription services, Whitten said that developers like Aggro Crab would not be on the hook, as the fees are charged to distributors, which in the Game Pass example would be Microsoft.I'm sure that will go over well with Microsoft...
angry players could 'install-bomb' studios
1badmf wrote on Sep 12, 2023, 23:33:
...somehow darth vader being a model CEO seems less and less far fetched by the day.