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Vapourware System Shock 3 by OtherSide Entertainment - taken over by Tencent!

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

  1. bat_boro Arcane

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    Sorry to say this, but would anybody in their sane mind hire anybody that specifies his/her/xir/xer gender pronoun on twitter?
     
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  2. HansDampf Arcane

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    He's a cool dude.
     
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  3. <3sRichardSimmons Arcane Patron

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    “They pulled through, somehow.”

    I mean, I guess? If you call just releasing your pre-alpha once the funding dries up “pulling through”.
     
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  4. coldcrow Prophet Patron

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    ... First time I was seriously flabbergasted by a trans. Wtf. WHAT. I did not expect that.
     
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  5. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite

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    He has a non-obvious twitter name so it's acceptable in this case.
     
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  6. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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  7. Alexander DeLarge Savant

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    RIP System Shock 3
    So what was Warren's dynamic with OtherSide? Isn't he still teaching game design at the university as his day job?
     
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  8. MasterLobar Angry OtherSide Refugee

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    Otherside Entertainment has no money, no staff, no customer confidence, no investor confidence, no viable product in the market.

    Happy New Year!
     
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  9. Katana1000S Angrier OtherSide Refugee

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    I'm really not phased in the slightest there will be no SS3, it would have been a load of shit, sometimes its best to leave things as they were (with the old Shocks) rather than descent into mediocrity or worse as they did with UA.

    Please don't get me wrong. If they had done a good job of UA then I'd be all over this drooling with excitement and anticipation, but not after what's happened, the banning of true fans from the series on official forum as we complained when we saw the change of direction/lies and their support of silly fan boys idea's of parkour and wall running arcade crap ... some who proudly claim they still have not bought the game but invested heavily in post counts there grovelling to the devs, also ... the lies and U turns that went on ... just totally unforgivable.

    Don't forget folks, one dev claimed over a year ago that SS3 was more than half way finished, clearly lying is second nature to these people, it would have been another disaster, have no doubt about that.

    If they had got away with this they might have tried to do a Thief game ... Thief 4 was bad enough but still a better game than UA was, that would have made it a hat trick of rubbish for these *has been* clowns, three franchises ruined ... you have to wonder if deliberate malicious sabotage/vandalism was going on somewhere for some crazy reason best known to themselves.

    Whatever talent was there has long since evaporated, it really is better to bow out at the top than as I say ... descent into mediocrity and worse.

    I hope they never work in the industry again.
     
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  10. Morgoth Arcane Patron

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    There's no need for a Shock 3 or another nuThief monstrosity. We have Prey and Dishonored respectively, and countless FMs.

    Thankyouverymuch and happy new year!
     
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  11. Sordid MCA/Prosper Hybryd Arcane Patron

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    Honestly, I'd play Shock 3 made by 90's versions of Doug Church, Sheldon Pacotti, Warren Spector, Robb Waters and Tim Stellmach. But not Shock 3 made by senile has-beens and young soy-for-blood hipsters.
     
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  12. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Agree.

    But not because of this. Those games don't compare to SS and Thief.
     
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  13. MasterLobar Angry OtherSide Refugee

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    I am wondering, once Otherside has gone under, if anyone is going to buy the SS3 IP and the stuff they created so far in order to finish the project.

    Starbreeze could do it and go ahead with a different team to avoid having spent $7 million for nothing. Or Stephen Kick perhaps?
     
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  14. Hobo Elf Arcane

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    Always room for one more on this table.
     
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  15. Viata Arcane

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    There is nothing to buy.
     
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  16. Efe Arbiter

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    2020 will be the year of System Shock 3 and Warren will regain your trust.
    SS3 was halfway complete before they extended scope of the game 5 fold
     
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  17. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    ? Did you see this post at the top of the page?

     
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  18. Viata Arcane

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    Just like this, right:
     
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  19. toro Arcane

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    codex fundraise campaign
     
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  20. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    I think Nightdive Studios (Stephen Kick) already owns the System Shock IP. My understanding was that OtherSide somehow acquired the license to develop a sequel at some point.
     
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  21. MasterLobar Angry OtherSide Refugee

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  22. Nifft Batuff Savant

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    There are few good things that happened in my life, that I recall fondly. They were Ultima Underworld, System Shock and Thief. Oh wait, there was another one that is coming to my mind... Fallout.

    :imokay:
     
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  23. Efe Arbiter

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    Infinitron have you tried reaching out to studio about lobar's allegations?
     
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  24. MasterLobar Angry OtherSide Refugee

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    The day Starbreeze sold the publishing rights back, Stephen Kick tweeted this:



    Once OS is dead, I could imagine Nightdive and Starbreeze buying everything OS has so far (designs, concepts, story etc.) and teaming up to finish the game (or a less ambitious version of it) with a new team. Otherwise Starbreeze's $7 million are just gone.

    But that can only happen once OS is out of business. No one is going to give a single penny to those people at OS who lied to LITERALLY EVERYONE (investors, backers, customers, employees) and whose incompetence was obvious in the case of Underworld Ascendant.
     
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  25. Morgoth Arcane Patron

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    I'd rather see this game being buried than these Nightdive hacks getting a go at it.
     
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