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Vapourware System Shock 3 by OtherSide Entertainment

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by LESS T_T, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Well, you can try to directly ask Warren Sepctor on Twitter. He probably won't answer it, or even if he does I don't think you'll get a straight answer, but worth a try I guess?
     
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  2. Nyast Arbiter

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    The problem is that "innovative" is now used as a marketing word, and we all know how "innovative" Ultima Ascendant ended up being. Therefore, the second you mention that SS3 was innovative, people are going to smell bullshit, and for good reasons.
     
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  3. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Looks like Jason Schreier talked with Otherside: https://www.resetera.com/threads/layoffs-at-otherside-austin-system-shock-3.159345/post-28728904

    And with that, other journalists started to cover this, quoting this thread:
     
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  4. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Oh, and also Chase Jones, Design Director: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joneschase/

    https://twitter.com/chasejonez

    Notice that the end month is this month, unlike people who were affected by the layoffs of Fall. Wonder if this is another (final?) layoff or his own decision.
     
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  6. Eli_Havelock Novice

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    Holy shit, that's almost exactly what Warren Spector and Paul Neurath both said about UA. :lol:

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. thesheeep Arcane

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    What an unexpected turn of events.

    Show Spoiler
    No. Not really.


    Well, that's certainly a better outcome than what might have been an equivalent to what Fallout 3 was for the Fallout series.
     
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  8. MasterLobar Angry OtherSide Refugee

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    I checked Michael Dornbrook's linkedin the other day, and it seems he now has "Member of the Board Of Advisors at coUrbanize" at the very top. I am almost certain that this was "Member of the Board of Directors at Otherside Entertainment" just a few weeks ago.

    Further down, it says he is still with Otherside "Feb 2015 – Present", so I don't know how significant the change at the top is.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaeldornbrook
     
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  9. Kum Kum Supreme Imperator Novice

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    It will never come out and be published. But it's no great loss, SS1 and SS2 were astounding, no need to taint the legacy.

    Envoyé de mon EML-L29 en utilisant Tapatalk
     
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  10. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Some Russian guys started #PhilHelpSystemShock3 hastag for some reason...

     
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  11. Efe Arbiter

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    alright people, start retweeting
     
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  12. Eli_Havelock Novice

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    I keep wondering why 505 Games haven't jumped on this great opportunity.

    :hmmm:
     
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  13. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    These Microsoft fanboys are so fucking delusional. It's not a goddamn charity.
     
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  14. Katana1000S Angrier OtherSide Refugee

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    Utter Morons, willing to throw good money after bad, tragic but not the first fools to attempt something like this, they obviously do not know the full history and story, poor naive fools : (
     
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  15. Nifft Batuff Learned

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    I can do a better SS3. But I have already another job.
     
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  16. Eli_Havelock Novice

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    After what OSE did with 505 Games and those who backed the KS for UA, I can't see any publisher being that stupid. If so, it's the publisher form of stupid tax. But where else is the money going to go to, since OSE Austin haven't yet delivered any product to operate at general studio expense and OSE Boston went the way of Ion Storm Dallas? So hey, if any want to contribute to the money pit to keep the entertainment going as designer divas who haven't been developing in the immsim genre for over a decade to crap out UA under their Team of Industry Veterans (creative adviser: Warren Spector), by all means. Entertain us on your dime.

    "Screw me twice, shame on ME..."

    Just a little PSA for those looking in from the linking news articles. ;)
     
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  17. Katana1000S Angrier OtherSide Refugee

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    What fucking opportunity, Eli?

    Its dead FFS ... deal with it FFS

     
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  18. Efe Arbiter

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    why do you keep reigniting this ptsd of yours katana?
    just go where dead feelings go and drop off that baggage
     
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  19. toro Arcane

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    So when is this released? I cannot wait to play it.
     
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  20. Kin Corn Karn Arcane Developer

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    I can't be any more specific without violating my NDA.
     
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  21. Katana1000S Angrier OtherSide Refugee

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    You already busted it you fool, do you seriously think none of your superiors know who you are?

    You violated your NDA ages ago, the first rule of an NDA is do not assume a fake ID to leak stuff.

    I myself am under a Microsoft NDA for a forthcoming project, that in its self is not disclosure, what you have done is leak some major shit Kin chilli con carne.
     
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  22. Eli_Havelock Novice

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    Having operated under the same, that I can fully respect, and I can also respect - even if I do not agree - with the public narrative the studio made about how far along SS3 was, because of previous performance, Warren Spector's own words, and the fact that Warren Spector was going to give OSE Austin a look at UA before it shipped and decided to let that hit you when it could have maximum impact upon morale. I'll also put it out there that any particular subject under NDA loses its protection once the information becomes publicly disclosed from another source.

    And personally from having known all three? I'd rather Doug Church + Harvey Smith than Warren Spector. Bring in Raphael Colantonio, he seems to have understood and kept the genre going. Pity that Bethesda named his game after another franchise and developer they dicked over, Human Head, who we were supposed to feel bad about if it weren't for they had just released Rune II (a title with a cult following) and bailed from everyone into the same offices, now called Roundhouse Studios.

    At this point, OSE Austin might as well just drop the script - Marc Laidlaw-style - and let modders fix it, as was quite apparently expected from the UA community. I mean, gosh, see what Bethesda gets and we're legends, right? Get the script, make it in Prey's engine. It already has looking-glass technology!

    Who's ready for some PHODAN? Might as well with the "teaser" they dropped. "There is no use hiding. I can see everything you do." Or something like that. Dafuq was that writing compared to SHODAN's legendary intros? Was that HAL 9000 after the transition?
     
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  23. Katana1000S Angrier OtherSide Refugee

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    This Kin Corn Karn person is nothing more than a company shill trying to win some sales back.

    Boot the bastard is my recommendation.
     
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  24. Efe Arbiter

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    Don't mind the resident lunatic
     
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  25. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Serious question: what is wrong with you?
     
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