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General: MechScape Canceled

MikeBMikeB Community ManagerAdministrator RarePosts: 6,555

MechScape, Jagex's sci-fi successor to RuneScape, has been confirmed as canceled according to a report over at Eurogamer. Jagex CEO Mark Gerhard confirms that the game has been canceled at significant cost to the company. Gerhard admits that they are able to weather the cost due to the fact they are doing so well as a result of RuneScape's runaway and continued success.

Much of the game's technology will now be put to use in a new, unspecified project, Jagex is working on.

For the full report, head on over to Eurogamer.

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  • Gabby-airGabby-air Member UncommonPosts: 3,440

    Finally a developer that has some honor in there work and the balls to waste millions and still keep going. I'm grateful they didnt pull off a bad, bugged game just for the sake of having it out like most developers would.

  • erictlewiserictlewis Member UncommonPosts: 3,022

    You have to give them a thumbs up for realizeing up front that it was going to be a problem, and not take up a lot of time and have a lot of upset players.

    So kudo's for them, and yet another pos to throw on the pile.

    I hope that whatever they are doing next winds up better.

  • strrox4strrox4 Member Posts: 2

    Its not cancelled it is bieng redone! I was the first one to know this because Mod MMG gave it as a awnser to me when i asked him about mechscape. they aren't ending it just rebuilding

  • apocalanceapocalance Member UncommonPosts: 1,073


    Originally posted by strrox4
    Its not cancelled it is bieng redone! I was the first one to know this because Mod MMG gave it as a awnser to me when i asked him about mechscape. they aren't ending it just rebuilding


    I think you're arguing semantics. In the interview, he said he was keeping the engine and they were trying to figure out what the new game exactly was going to become. They also said they went back to the original design document because they felt like what they were producing just wasn't going to meet their goals at all.

    so...

  • OracunOracun Member Posts: 27

    Why can't they just cancel RuneScape or sell it on and make a proper game?, like, jesus christ i cant believe people ACTUALLY PAY for that shit game, HD?, HD my fucking ass.

  • ComnitusComnitus Member Posts: 2,462
    Originally posted by Gabby-air


    Finally a developer that has some honor in there work and the balls to waste millions and still keep going. I'm grateful they didnt pull off a bad, bugged game just for the sake of having it out like most developers would.

    And they don't charge $15 a month, either... while providing multiple game additions every month. Oh, but it's RUNESCAPE, it's such a lame kiddie game in a web browser! It doesn't count as a good MMO!

    Oh well. I'd rather they kept their attention on Runescape, but if they create a new game from scratch and aim it at the older audience, while keeping the best things about RS, I'd try it.

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  • Gabby-airGabby-air Member UncommonPosts: 3,440
    Originally posted by Comnitus

    Originally posted by Gabby-air


    Finally a developer that has some honor in there work and the balls to waste millions and still keep going. I'm grateful they didnt pull off a bad, bugged game just for the sake of having it out like most developers would.

    And they don't charge $15 a month, either... while providing multiple game additions every month. Oh, but it's RUNESCAPE, it's such a lame kiddie game in a web browser! It doesn't count as a good MMO!

    Oh well. I'd rather they kept their attention on Runescape, but if they create a new game from scratch and aim it at the older audience, while keeping the best things about RS, I'd try it.

     

    Well that's what there aiming for, they've already stated that there looking at 20+ old gamers as there main audience.

  • OracunOracun Member Posts: 27


    Originally posted by MikeB
    MechScape, Jagex's sci-fi successor to RuneScape, has been confirmed as canceled according to a report over at Eurogamer. Jagex CEO Mark Gerhard confirms that the game has been canceled at significant cost to the company. Gerhard admits that they are able to weather the cost due to the fact they are doing so well as a result of RuneScape's runaway and continued success.Much of the game's technology will now be put to use in a new, unspecified project, Jagex is working on.
    For the full report, head on over to Eurogamer.

    Looks like Concept Art anyway.

    *Sniff sniff* Smells like STO, Except alot worse.

  • OmaliOmali MMO Business CorrespondentMember UncommonPosts: 1,177
    Originally posted by Oracun


    Why can't they just cancel RuneScape or sell it on and make a proper game?, like, jesus christ i cant believe people ACTUALLY PAY for that shit game, HD?, HD my fucking ass.

     

    I bet you wish your one man project could turn into a multi-million dollar game. Of course, that would take talent for something other than trolling forums.

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  • AkulasAkulas Member RarePosts: 3,013

    Runescape has been successful for many years and if they went ahead with mechscape that would probly be successful for many years too but runescape would probly end up getting sold and become an item mall game which wouldn't be cool.

    This isn't a signature, you just think it is.

  • OracunOracun Member Posts: 27


    Originally posted by Omali
    Originally posted by Oracun Why can't they just cancel RuneScape or sell it on and make a proper game?, like, jesus christ i cant believe people ACTUALLY PAY for that shit game, HD?, HD my fucking ass.
     
    I bet you wish your one man project could turn into a multi-million dollar game. Of course, that would take talent for something other than trolling forums.

    May i point out to you that you are a fail troll.
    May i also point out to you that i dont have a one man project,
    And that i wouldn't want to be credited for something worse than Ultima, one of the first ever mmorpgs.

    Good sir,

  • Gabby-airGabby-air Member UncommonPosts: 3,440
    Originally posted by Oracun


     

    Originally posted by Omali


    Originally posted by Oracun
     
    Why can't they just cancel RuneScape or sell it on and make a proper game?, like, jesus christ i cant believe people ACTUALLY PAY for that shit game, HD?, HD my fucking ass.





     

    I bet you wish your one man project could turn into a multi-million dollar game. Of course, that would take talent for something other than trolling forums.

     

    May i point out to you that you are a fail troll.

    May i also point out to you that i dont have a one man project,

    And that i wouldn't want to be credited for something worse than Ultima, one of the first ever mmorpgs.

    Good sir,

    Worse? last time i checked UO servers were dead and the company screwed you guys over bad everywhere whereas runescape is still one of the most subscribed games and it was made near UO. You sir fail at trolling.

  • DelebirdDelebird Member UncommonPosts: 5

    i remember reading on some unofficial forum that the rebuild of mechscape would be named "stellar dawn"??

    but anyways, aww, i stopped being active in runescape, but was interested in mechscape, now that the projects cancelled, back to NeoSteam :D 

  • GoobGoob Member Posts: 398

    Can we all get hardcopies of this news article? And then everytime the next Blizzard makes and releases another incomplete, half-bad-or-worse game, we shuv this article in their faces and raise our eyebrows saying, "Do it right.". Isn't that what they taught us in elementary school? I know my parents have been giving me that line all my life.

    It's too bad it is lost in the game developing industry.

  • GemmaGemma Member UncommonPosts: 337

    While Runescape may not be the greatest game in the world, Jagex has done a great job building up a user base and making a name for themselves in the industry. I have the utmost respect for them in making this move.

  • gower3gower3 Member Posts: 1

    Hay, I for one love Runescape and I agree with Gemma. He makes a good point and my oppinion is that I love Runescape and how well they have upgraded it since 2006.

     

    John Macias

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