On Universal Combat Pricing

In apparent response to 3000AD's Derek Smart's complaints about the price point for Universal Combat (story), DreamCatcher sends along a brief statement describing their stand on the decision to market the game as a value-priced product:
A DreamCatcher Spokesperson says “Our pricing strategy has been set in the best interests of the title and more importantly the consumer. Universal Combat provides terrific value to the consumer at $19.99 and we are happy to be able to deliver that value.”

DreamCatcher does not expect to comment further on this matter.
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Hahahahhahahaha... Here we go again.

Why is it seem like 3000AD is one of the only devlopers to have consistant problems with publishers ?

The problem here is that while Dreamcatcher may be in the wrong - I understand their position. 10 to 1 someone over there looked at the game and said " This is a niche game - crap. Well Lets lower the price to get those people who buy cheap games to look at it." It may have been in violation of the original agreement - but thats for a court to decide. Mr. Smart realizes the market that he is apart of. The Fact he hasn't realized that publishers won't cater to him is astounding. He has the ability to become one of the first successful self-publishers. Sell the game on the net and Via Cd.

By comming out and saying he won't patch or support the game if its released at this price point only will hurt the game. Can't he see that ?

I'm fed up with this shit and I don't even buy his damn games. Hell, No one ever had these problems with interplay and they were evil incarnate.

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