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KickStarter Underworld Ascendant is a disaster

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by BEvers, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. MasterLobar Angry OtherSide Refugee

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    That is further evidence for my theory that 505 has the making of a console version as a standard contract obligation for all developers.

    OS made the console version because they were legally obliged. The community manager confirmed some time ago that OS is paying for the entire console development themselves. 505 didn't provide any funding for it.

    They made it because they had to, and not because they think it is going to be a good seller.

    What is more, all the revenue goes to 505 until they recoup their investment plus a 20% or so margin per usual publishing deal agreements. UA sold so poorly that 505 is certainly far away from that, so any money the console version makes goes straight to 505 and not to OS.

    Even with the console version, OS isn't earning one dollar from UA sales. They still have zero revenues and they are not going to release any other game any time soon. And they have to pay back $7 million to Starbreeze.

    I stand by my prediction that this company is dead by August.
     
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  2. Silentstorm Learned

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    Patch 8 will be them giving free copies of Thief, System Shock and Ultima Underworld games so that they will give good games, and for whoever owns all of those...i don't know, some GOG or Steam Wallet money so they can buy an actually good game?
     
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  3. Glic2000 Novice

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    Shouldn't they have announced an SS3 publisher by now? if they had one?
     
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  4. MasterLobar Angry OtherSide Refugee

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    Bragging about "so much interest" and "so many meetings" with publishers becomes a bit of a problem if 4 months later you still got no deal.

    Always nice when people want to meet with you. Not so nice when none of them wants your sh*t.
     
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  5. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    So now that they released the patch and console version...:



    I hope him find a better place that he can show his dedication.
     
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  6. Child of Malkav Learned

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    Is/was he an employee at OS?
     
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  7. Max Heap Arbiter

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    QA is normally the first department that is hit by layoffs. Followed closely by Community Management.
    Administrative jobs like secretaries are next and once content creators like artists or programmers are being laid off it's normally over.

    I remember when EA Mythic laid off the lead art designer for Warhammer Online. It was clear at that point, that no further content patches would be released. And that's basically what happened. The only update then was a weird skaven patch with models that have been in the game forever already.
     
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  8. MasterLobar Angry OtherSide Refugee

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    These people who are now getting laid off have no one but themselves to blame. It is obvious for at least 2 months now that this company is going to close down this summer.

    And it's also safe to say this is just the first wave. You heard it here first.

    Protip for everyone still employed in this sh*thole: Run as fast as you can.

     
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  9. taxalot Gone forever. Patron

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    It's not losing a job. It's gaining new opportunities.
     
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  10. Bad Sector Savant

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    I think in his case it is, considering he wasn't doing what he actually wanted to do and was able to do it.
     
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  11. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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  13. MasterLobar Angry OtherSide Refugee

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    So this guy lost his job? Good riddance.

     
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  14. Efe Learned

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    so hes admitting his mistake.... and it pisses you off?
     
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  15. Doctor Sbaitso SO, TELL ME ABOUT YOUR PROBLEMS. Patron

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    Codex 2013 Codex 2014 PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Grab the Codex by the pussy Serpent in the Staglands
    Masterlobar is a deranged vulture circling a carcass. Another few pages and maybe 1,000 hours more verification that it's shit and the thread title can change.
     
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  16. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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  19. Silentstorm Learned

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  20. MasterLobar Angry OtherSide Refugee

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    Nintendo told them to piss off.
     
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  23. Steamboat Willie Learned

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    Responding with a snarky meme quote is commendable?
     
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  24. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    He would respond, but he is currently busy swallowing the turd he extracted from the guy's ass.
     
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  25. Silentstorm Learned

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    It's never a good sign when you have someone on Twitter being happy about getting out of a company, then again, considering Underworld Ascendant, who can blame the guy for not wanting to be associated anymore with it?

    Also, really cool to see that people in the games industry can help each other, and damn, UA is just a flop all around, huh?

    Honestly, if they had put more work into it or, you know, provided an actually good game at launch, they would have been alright, but nope, they released a broken awful game and seemed to rely on having famous people in the games industry having worked on the game be enough to make people buy it.
     
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