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  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Member RarePosts: 4,303
    Tiller said:
    Arskaaa said:


    Bethesda, Bethesda, Bethesda. That's what I want to hear.



    elder scroll style star wars would be interesting.
    There already is one, it's called Star Wars The Old Republic lol.
    swtor is waaay too linear, in quests and environments, to be compared with elder scrolls
    cameltosis
  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Member RarePosts: 4,303
    gervaise1 said:
    Grakulen said:


    Bethesda, Bethesda, Bethesda. That's what I want to hear.



    Not gonna happen.
    Is that because they are like Blizzard and only make games with their own IPs?  That's the smart way to go for top developers.  Why pay another company and have to pass everything through a review process.
    Destiny. Bungee.
    ?

    Blizzard has nothing to do with destiny 2 other than allowing it in their launcher
  • GruugGruug Member RarePosts: 1,684
    REd-Wind said:
    Disney killed the expanded universe right when I was about to delve into it, I hope this shity loot box company hits them where it hurts and starts creating games based on the expanded universe because I'll play no matter the loot boxes and you guys know you will too!
    If they go with loot boxes, count me OUT. I am one of the biggest Star Wars freaks out there and love everything Star Wars. BUT, I hate loot boxes and I hate microtransactions. Put those in my fav genre and I will walk. That is a promise.

    Let's party like it is 1863!

  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 18,704
    gervaise1 said:
    Grakulen said:


    Bethesda, Bethesda, Bethesda. That's what I want to hear.



    Not gonna happen.
    Is that because they are like Blizzard and only make games with their own IPs?  That's the smart way to go for top developers.  Why pay another company and have to pass everything through a review process.
    Destiny. Bungee.
    ?

    Blizzard has nothing to do with destiny 2 other than allowing it in their launcher
    You're right. It's not just Blizzard. It's Activision that drove the mutually beneficial partnership. Activision-Blizzard was more than happy to have Destiny 2 on board because that game, along with CoD:WWII were largely responsible for carrying the bottom line. It's all in the financial report news article right here on MMO.
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  • GitmixGitmix Member UncommonPosts: 601
    edited February 2018
    Awesome ! We clearly need more feminism and social justice warfare in our entertainment!
    EA is obviously too busy pushing gambling on kids to be effective at propagating Disney's political agenda. Off with their heads !

    Fuck off, Disney! You already ruined Star Wars with your political drivel, that's enough damage for one generation. 

    AeanderAllerleirauhGdemami
  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Member RarePosts: 4,303
    Torval said:
    gervaise1 said:
    Grakulen said:


    Bethesda, Bethesda, Bethesda. That's what I want to hear.



    Not gonna happen.
    Is that because they are like Blizzard and only make games with their own IPs?  That's the smart way to go for top developers.  Why pay another company and have to pass everything through a review process.
    Destiny. Bungee.
    ?

    Blizzard has nothing to do with destiny 2 other than allowing it in their launcher
    You're right. It's not just Blizzard. It's Activision that drove the mutually beneficial partnership. Activision-Blizzard was more than happy to have Destiny 2 on board because that game, along with CoD:WWII were largely responsible for carrying the bottom line. It's all in the financial report news article right here on MMO.
    I'm not sure Blizzard loves the reputation Destiny has in terms of expansions coming out months after release or locking out vanilla content when the expac hit (which I believe they fixed).  I don't believe Blizzard would design content releases the way they've been handled in Destiny
  • gervaise1gervaise1 Member EpicPosts: 5,717
    edited February 2018
    gervaise1 said:
    Grakulen said:


    Bethesda, Bethesda, Bethesda. That's what I want to hear.



    Not gonna happen.
    Is that because they are like Blizzard and only make games with their own IPs?  That's the smart way to go for top developers.  Why pay another company and have to pass everything through a review process.
    Destiny. Bungee.
    ?

    Blizzard has nothing to do with destiny 2 other than allowing it in their launcher
    Not so. Rather than create their own IP Activision Blizzard opted instead to pay Bungee. One report said c. $125M for Destiny 1 but there were also, apparently, performance criteria as wll plus the contract was extended out to 4 games so what the final sum will be - other than substantial - is probably unknown.

    That is a little bit more than simply "allowing it in their launcher". As well as pointing out that - in the case of Destiny - Activision Blizzard are prepared to produce games that do not use their IP.
    TorvalConstantineMerus
  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Member RarePosts: 4,303
    edited February 2018
    gervaise1 said:
    gervaise1 said:
    Grakulen said:


    Bethesda, Bethesda, Bethesda. That's what I want to hear.



    Not gonna happen.
    Is that because they are like Blizzard and only make games with their own IPs?  That's the smart way to go for top developers.  Why pay another company and have to pass everything through a review process.
    Destiny. Bungee.
    ?

    Blizzard has nothing to do with destiny 2 other than allowing it in their launcher
    Not so. Rather than create their own IP Activision Blizzard opted instead to pay Bungee. One report said c. $125M for Destiny 1 but there were also, apparently, performance criteria as wll plus the contract was extended out to 4 games so what the final sum will be - other than substantial - is probably unknown.

    That is a little bit more than simply "allowing it in their launcher". As well as pointing out that - in the case of Destiny - Activision Blizzard are prepared to produce games that do not use their IP.
    Blizzard is not Activision/Blizzard.  They pretty much have free reign to develop their games but Activision probably pressured them to add Destiny 2.

    The point is that Blizzard does not work on Destiny 2, like at all.  It's a different developer studio.  Blizzard learned their lesson after working with DC in the 90's.  That was part of why they decided using the Warhammer license would cause problems.  GW didn't drop Blizzard, they never consumated a deal
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 18,704
    Torval said:
    gervaise1 said:
    Grakulen said:


    Bethesda, Bethesda, Bethesda. That's what I want to hear.



    Not gonna happen.
    Is that because they are like Blizzard and only make games with their own IPs?  That's the smart way to go for top developers.  Why pay another company and have to pass everything through a review process.
    Destiny. Bungee.
    ?

    Blizzard has nothing to do with destiny 2 other than allowing it in their launcher
    You're right. It's not just Blizzard. It's Activision that drove the mutually beneficial partnership. Activision-Blizzard was more than happy to have Destiny 2 on board because that game, along with CoD:WWII were largely responsible for carrying the bottom line. It's all in the financial report news article right here on MMO.
    I'm not sure Blizzard loves the reputation Destiny has in terms of expansions coming out months after release or locking out vanilla content when the expac hit (which I believe they fixed).  I don't believe Blizzard would design content releases the way they've been handled in Destiny
    I think you're fantasizing about how you'd like to imagine Blizzard's feelings as if they're a singular unit. Blizzard has personalities with a lot of different and conflicting opinions. We know this because they've said so when discussions about Classic WoW emerged. They also understand the challenges of selling box fee titles with cash shop revenues. I think Blizzard is likely a lot more understanding of those challenges and less critical than fans who are projecting their personal morality on them are.
    gervaise1
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  • TillerTiller Member EpicPosts: 7,345
    Gitmix said:
    Awesome ! We clearly need more feminism and social justice warfare in our entertainment!
    EA is obviously too busy pushing gambling on kids to be effective at propagating Disney's political agenda. Off with their heads !

    Fuck off, Disney! You already ruined Star Wars with your political drivel, that's enough damage for one generation. 



    Nothing to do with gaming. Go ahead and step down now, no one here cares.
    TorvalAeanderGitmixAllerleirauhRobsolf


  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member EpicPosts: 5,931
    edited February 2018
    Now that I think about it, why wouldn't they just go to SE? They already partner with them for the KH series, so they could just do that with SW too. DUDE! STAR WARS MEETS FINAL FANTASY?!?!?!? Star Fantasy?!?! Darth Vader vs Sephiroth.....
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 18,704
    Albatroes said:
    Now that I think about it, why wouldn't they just go to SE? They already partner with them for the KH series, so they could just do that with SW too. DUDE! STAR WARS MEETS FINAL FANTASY?!?!?!? Star Fantasy?!?! Darth Vader vs Sephiroth.....
    SquareEnix is a big publisher but they're 14th Newzoo's list by revenue. They're also not very experienced outside of turn-based and real-time linear narrative driven RPGs.

    While they're a global publisher, they're aren't a globally minded developer. They develop and publish for the Japanese audience first and foremost with that business and cultural philosophy driving their agenda. They publish globally for fans of Japanese RPGs, the weaboo and weebs in training if you will. I think a partnership with Disney would be difficult and fraught with friction. Disney is nearly the polar opposite when it comes to social and corporate culture.

    If they were going with a developer/publisher from SEA I think Netmarble, Tencent, Nexon, Konami, or NetEase might be better fits. Although I'm not sure if NetEase is up to the global task either. Netmarble might be the best fit because they're well versed in mobile and already have a Star Wars title under their belt.
    take back the hobby: https://www.reddit.com/r/patientgamers/

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  • gervaise1gervaise1 Member EpicPosts: 5,717
    gervaise1 said:
    gervaise1 said:
    Grakulen said:


    Bethesda, Bethesda, Bethesda. That's what I want to hear.



    Not gonna happen.
    Is that because they are like Blizzard and only make games with their own IPs?  That's the smart way to go for top developers.  Why pay another company and have to pass everything through a review process.
    Destiny. Bungee.
    ?

    Blizzard has nothing to do with destiny 2 other than allowing it in their launcher
    Not so. Rather than create their own IP Activision Blizzard opted instead to pay Bungee. One report said c. $125M for Destiny 1 but there were also, apparently, performance criteria as wll plus the contract was extended out to 4 games so what the final sum will be - other than substantial - is probably unknown.

    That is a little bit more than simply "allowing it in their launcher". As well as pointing out that - in the case of Destiny - Activision Blizzard are prepared to produce games that do not use their IP.
    Blizzard is not Activision/Blizzard.  They pretty much have free reign to develop their games but Activision probably pressured them to add Destiny 2.

    The point is that Blizzard does not work on Destiny 2, like at all.  It's a different developer studio.  Blizzard learned their lesson after working with DC in the 90's.  That was part of why they decided using the Warhammer license would cause problems.  GW didn't drop Blizzard, they never consumated a deal
    Yes under Vivendi - a huge conglomerate - there was a sense that Blizzard always had the option to go over Activision's head and appeal their case. How true that was who knows but that fsemse existed. 

    Since they became Activision Blizzard however they have - clearly - been joined in lock step. They are one. So WoW expansions now release to dates given out to AB shareholder close to a year in advance - regardless of bugs; done when its done has gone.

    So whilst I accept your point that "Blizzard" have had nothing to do with Destiny "Activision Blizzard" have. When AB, for example, decided to buy King or spend - as initially reported by CEO RK - $500M on Destiny that was billions not available to Bliazzard to do what they wanted. They no longer have free reign.
  • KallendalKallendal Member UncommonPosts: 10
    Rarely post, but this is NEWS. ANYONE, and I mean ANYONE PLEASE, that isn't EA.
  • illutianillutian Member UncommonPosts: 263

    Phry said:

    I am not surprised that they are unhappy with EA about the IP, but its somewhat laughable that they might consider Activision or Ubisoft as being a 'safer' pair of hands for it rather than just 'more of the same'. Not really sure who i would consider to be a better developer for a future Starwars game, so much would depend on what type of game they are looking to be made, whether its 4X or Single or Multiplayer RPG etc. Honestly at this point i would be more than happy to see a single player game being made using the Starwars IP, another Battlefront type of game using it would be extremely disappointing.



    Well, in their defense, they need a studio with the resources to make a game with the requirements that a Star Wars game would have.

    Plus, anyone picking up the IP, knows full well they can't fuck around with the fanbase...and that Disney will (hopefully) not put up with shenanigans.

    Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising everytime we fall.

  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 6,398
    edited February 2018
      I never ,   concern myself to much with anything that starts with "Unsubstantiated rumors"

               Just not worth the time , and most times ends up being BS
  • GitmixGitmix Member UncommonPosts: 601
    Tiller said:
    Gitmix said:
    Awesome ! We clearly need more feminism and social justice warfare in our entertainment!
    EA is obviously too busy pushing gambling on kids to be effective at propagating Disney's political agenda. Off with their heads !

    Fuck off, Disney! You already ruined Star Wars with your political drivel, that's enough damage for one generation. 



    Nothing to do with gaming. Go ahead and step down now, no one here cares.
    Disney using video games to push their propaganda has nothing to do with gaming?
    You're quite the genius aren't you?


    AeanderAllerleirauh
  • cjmarshcjmarsh Member UncommonPosts: 299
    Gitmix said:
    Tiller said:
    Gitmix said:
    Awesome ! We clearly need more feminism and social justice warfare in our entertainment!
    EA is obviously too busy pushing gambling on kids to be effective at propagating Disney's political agenda. Off with their heads !

    Fuck off, Disney! You already ruined Star Wars with your political drivel, that's enough damage for one generation. 



    Nothing to do with gaming. Go ahead and step down now, no one here cares.
    Disney using video games to push their propaganda has nothing to do with gaming?
    You're quite the genius aren't you?


    Disney pushing propaganda? What is it, 'give money to Disney'? EA and Disney are both companies out to make a profit, it's just that Disney is less of a dick about it.
  • GeorgeNoXGeorgeNoX Member UncommonPosts: 58
    good, EA had this coming. Im personally hoping for Activision, Ubisoft might make it work but Activision has way more experience with Sci-Fi games and they have the money to do it
  • wgc01wgc01 Member UncommonPosts: 241
    edited February 2018
    Lucas and Disney used to make their own games so doing it in house is nothing new to them, wish they would then they could make the game the way they want without the middle man.
  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Member RarePosts: 4,303
    Torval said:
    Torval said:
    gervaise1 said:
    Grakulen said:


    Bethesda, Bethesda, Bethesda. That's what I want to hear.



    Not gonna happen.
    Is that because they are like Blizzard and only make games with their own IPs?  That's the smart way to go for top developers.  Why pay another company and have to pass everything through a review process.
    Destiny. Bungee.
    ?

    Blizzard has nothing to do with destiny 2 other than allowing it in their launcher
    You're right. It's not just Blizzard. It's Activision that drove the mutually beneficial partnership. Activision-Blizzard was more than happy to have Destiny 2 on board because that game, along with CoD:WWII were largely responsible for carrying the bottom line. It's all in the financial report news article right here on MMO.
    I'm not sure Blizzard loves the reputation Destiny has in terms of expansions coming out months after release or locking out vanilla content when the expac hit (which I believe they fixed).  I don't believe Blizzard would design content releases the way they've been handled in Destiny
    I think you're fantasizing about how you'd like to imagine Blizzard's feelings as if they're a singular unit. Blizzard has personalities with a lot of different and conflicting opinions. We know this because they've said so when discussions about Classic WoW emerged. They also understand the challenges of selling box fee titles with cash shop revenues. I think Blizzard is likely a lot more understanding of those challenges and less critical than fans who are projecting their personal morality on them are.
    Well Blizzard has avoided the predatory practices in all of their games except Hearthstone.
  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Member RarePosts: 4,303
    gervaise1 said:
    gervaise1 said:
    gervaise1 said:
    Grakulen said:


    Bethesda, Bethesda, Bethesda. That's what I want to hear.



    Not gonna happen.
    Is that because they are like Blizzard and only make games with their own IPs?  That's the smart way to go for top developers.  Why pay another company and have to pass everything through a review process.
    Destiny. Bungee.
    ?

    Blizzard has nothing to do with destiny 2 other than allowing it in their launcher
    Not so. Rather than create their own IP Activision Blizzard opted instead to pay Bungee. One report said c. $125M for Destiny 1 but there were also, apparently, performance criteria as wll plus the contract was extended out to 4 games so what the final sum will be - other than substantial - is probably unknown.

    That is a little bit more than simply "allowing it in their launcher". As well as pointing out that - in the case of Destiny - Activision Blizzard are prepared to produce games that do not use their IP.
    Blizzard is not Activision/Blizzard.  They pretty much have free reign to develop their games but Activision probably pressured them to add Destiny 2.

    The point is that Blizzard does not work on Destiny 2, like at all.  It's a different developer studio.  Blizzard learned their lesson after working with DC in the 90's.  That was part of why they decided using the Warhammer license would cause problems.  GW didn't drop Blizzard, they never consumated a deal
    Yes under Vivendi - a huge conglomerate - there was a sense that Blizzard always had the option to go over Activision's head and appeal their case. How true that was who knows but that fsemse existed. 

    Since they became Activision Blizzard however they have - clearly - been joined in lock step. They are one. So WoW expansions now release to dates given out to AB shareholder close to a year in advance - regardless of bugs; done when its done has gone.

    So whilst I accept your point that "Blizzard" have had nothing to do with Destiny "Activision Blizzard" have. When AB, for example, decided to buy King or spend - as initially reported by CEO RK - $500M on Destiny that was billions not available to Bliazzard to do what they wanted. They no longer have free reign.
    I haven't seen anything suggesting money was taken away from Blizzard's desired spending.  They have been self sufficient for a very long time.  They spend exactly what they need to spend in order to maintain the profit margins they are happy with.


  • WolfsheadWolfshead Member UncommonPosts: 224


    Bethesda, Bethesda, Bethesda. That's what I want to hear.



    No no no no if you want a make sure your IP like Star Wars get love it need there is only one company out there that bring life back in to Star Wars IP and that company is CD Projekt RED the are not in for the money the are in for gave fans good experience. Just look at The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt which other company would game there fans 16 free DLC when the game was still there main focus and we shall not talk about there The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Game of the Year Edition which not only gave your 16 free DLC but also the 2 expansion pack for free.

    That is company your should go with not Ubisoft or Activision or Bethesda.
  • Jyd111Jyd111 Member UncommonPosts: 27

    Azmodeus said:

    Please give us a sandbox MMO! SWG 2 anyone? :)



    Yes, Yes, Yes, Just update SWG keeping our sandbox, player cities & housing (without the stupid hooks), updated Jump to Lightspeed and make it like the old SWG where both sides can mingle and play together. Never did understand why you separate your game base in an MMO.

    Tiller

    Give me back SWG at sunset and keep adding to it and I would pay twice what it was costing.

  • Esquire1980Esquire1980 Member UncommonPosts: 563
    Give Raph Koster the next try. He's already worked for Disney.
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