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Why did Piranha Bytes split?

Discussion in 'Piranha Bytes' started by Safav Hamon, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. Safav Hamon Self-Ejected Village Idiot The Real Fanboy

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    Sacha Henirichs left Piranha Bytes in 2011 and founded Piranha Bytes Red in 2014, bringing along many former PB veterans including Mike Hoge, the creator of Gothic. Since then they've been working on a secretive RPG called 'Project Spacetime' in Unreal Engine.

    Does anybody know why Piranha Bytes split? Will Spacetime obliterate Elex?
     
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  2. Big Wrangle Guest

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    Wait, this wasn't a parody?
     
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  3. Safav Hamon Self-Ejected Village Idiot The Real Fanboy

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    No, it's a real company formed by PB veterans. They've been working on an unannounced RPG called 'Project Spacetime' since 2014.
     
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  4. Ed123 Arcane Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Wasteland 2
    Inb4 MMO
     
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  5. Safav Hamon Self-Ejected Village Idiot The Real Fanboy

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    Sascha Henirichs created this by himself in Unreal Engine 4. Graphics look way better than Elex...

     
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  6. imweasel Guest

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    It is also a demo and not game, you simpleton.
     
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  7. vonAchdorf Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Most of his recent stuff is work for 3rd parties. Doesn't look like he's busy full-time at PBR.
     
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  8. Big Wrangle Guest

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    They better have something ready before ELEX 2 gets an official announcement.
     
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  9. Safav Hamon Self-Ejected Village Idiot The Real Fanboy

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  10. Big Wrangle Guest

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    I still find it a bit odd that they went with OLD COMPANY RED instead of a whole new name, people are gonna think it's a subsidiary of PB.
     
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  11. Safav Hamon Self-Ejected Village Idiot The Real Fanboy

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    Apparently it's associated with Piranha Bytes, but they operate out of a different location with no shared management.
     
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  12. vonAchdorf Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    They are still connected somehow, or they couldn't use the logo. A (German equivalent to a) Limited with Michael Rüve as the CEO is nominally (co-)owner of the company structure (Spacetime Productions) which owns PBR.
     
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  13. Safav Hamon Self-Ejected Village Idiot The Real Fanboy

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    Yeah, I think Piranha Bytes Blue and Piranha Bytes Red are independent subsidiaries of the same parent company.
     
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  14. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Decades on end, just making a worse version of the same game takes its toll.
     
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  16. deama Liturgist

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    4 years? Are they making an MMO or is it just a part time job for them?
     
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  17. Harry Easter Savant

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    SPACETIME is still a thing? I just read how the german Gothic-fans got hyped up and then it just vanished.
     
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  18. Dedicated_Dark Learned

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    If it's not, what does the studio even do?
     
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  19. Harry Easter Savant

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    Dunno, just little stuff like bugfixes? There are some studios who specialise in that.
     
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    Chances are that Project Spacetime is no more. Even PB Red's site is dead now.
     
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  21. harhar! Educated

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    Hoge talked about it a couple of months ago. It sounded like they were exactly as far as they were 4 years ago, lol.
     
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  22. Think big! Smoking Dicks

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    Sounds like a Polish inside job.
     
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