Sam & Max Sequel Axed

LucasArts has posted the announcement of cancellation of Sam & Max Freelance Police, planned as a sequel to Sam & Max Hit the Road, their classic adventure game (thanks Quboid). Word is:
"After careful evaluation of current market place realities and underlying economic considerations, we've decided that this was not the appropriate time to launch a graphic adventure on the PC" says Mike Nelson, Acting General Manager and VP of Finance and Operations. There is currently no plan to reduce staff.
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How sad...
Mar 3, 2004, 14:29
Ant
 
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How sad... Mar 3, 2004, 14:29
Mar 3, 2004, 14:29
 Ant
 
I am not a big fan of adventure games, but I do remember the humor in the original game when watching a friend play it. Even the sequel trailer was funny. This stinks.

Ant @ The Ant Farm: http://antfarm.ma.cx
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Mar 3, 2004, 14:26
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Mar 3, 2004, 14:26
 
Yeah, Sierra and LucasArts used to be the kings of the adventure genre... Really sad to see this game cancelled, as there are enough recent "serious" adventure games out there (Syberia II, The Longest Journey 2, Broken Sword 3). I was really looking forward to a comical adventure game

They even had the two original Sam & Max designers working on this one... Ahhhh!

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Re: Hope you don't own stock....
Mar 3, 2004, 14:26
nin
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Re: Hope you don't own stock.... Mar 3, 2004, 14:26
Mar 3, 2004, 14:26
nin
 
GOD DAMN MOTHERFUCKIN' LUCASARTS!!!!


AAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!

fuck fuck fuck...

Alright, who's up for firebombin'? We'll start at LA, and then we'll move over to Interplay, and round out the evening over at EA...

http://www.kmfdm.net/
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Sucked
Mar 3, 2004, 14:24
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Sucked Mar 3, 2004, 14:24
Mar 3, 2004, 14:24
 
Good Sam and Max sucks anyway. Same with full throttle

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stupid company
Mar 3, 2004, 14:23
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stupid company Mar 3, 2004, 14:23
Mar 3, 2004, 14:23
 
*sigh*
i think it would have filled a void that there has been in pc games for quite a while, a decent adventure game...
as opposed to the linear plot line, no thought process, games on the shelves


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Hope you don't own stock....
Mar 3, 2004, 14:22
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Hope you don't own stock.... Mar 3, 2004, 14:22
Mar 3, 2004, 14:22
 
hmm if I owned stock in this company I'd be selling it right about now...

"After careful evaluation of current market place realities and underlying economic considerations, we've decided that this was not the appropriate time to launch a graphic adventure on the PC"

Isn't that basically saying, "the game sucks, no one will buy it."

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Mar 3, 2004, 14:22
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Mar 3, 2004, 14:22
 
At least now they can't botch it up

Great way to secure themselves

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Mar 3, 2004, 14:22
 
"After careful evaluation of current market place realities and underlying economic considerations, we've decided that this was not the appropriate time to launch a graphic adventure on the PC" = The Adventure market is dead and we don't want to do anything to help revive it.

This is really sad. Not because I'm a fan of the series, rather the industry needs new ideas and to help stimulate genres that are not doing as well. Other than Syberia II and The Longest Journey 2 (aka Dreamland), the Adventure genre really needs more attention.

I'm sure most "old school" gamers here grew up on those Sierra classics like the Space Quest series, Quest for Glory, and King's Quest. Even LucasArts played a part with the Monkey Island and Indiana Jones series.

I wish a developer with a good track record and who is relatively secure, would make more adventure games... even if it won't make a ton of money.

Alex
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Re: ARGH!
Mar 3, 2004, 14:22
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Mar 3, 2004, 14:22
 
Aaaand a big "up-yours" to LucasArts. How they have fallen.

~Steve

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ARGH!
Mar 3, 2004, 14:19
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ARGH! Mar 3, 2004, 14:19
Mar 3, 2004, 14:19
 
What! No whack-a rat!?

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Mar 3, 2004, 14:19
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Mar 3, 2004, 14:19
 
Ahhhhhhh jesus... I thought this game was shaping up nicely (unlike their full throttle sequel)... damn

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