They basically asked Brian Fargo and Chris if they would/wanted to work together again, someday. Chris said this:
Brian gave me my first job in the industry, I loved being at Interplay while he was there, and I love Wasteland. If there was a way to work both with Obsidian and work with Brian and InXile, I would do it.
This got me thinking. With the recent Kickstarter craze and in turn there beeing an actual way to circumvent publishers...
Wouldn't a scenario like this be possible?
1. Several (Private, smaller-to-middle-sized) Devs banding together (not literary, more in the sense of talking with each other)
2. Found a NPO (Non-profit orgaization) based on making passion games.
3. Use Kickstarter as a plattform to get funding for the project.
4. Reinvest Profits gained (through sales or surplus gained at Kickstarter) in future projects. Set Kickstarter goals lower accordingly or completly fund a project with it.
This would also allow the sharing of both creative (eg Brian+Chris) and technical resources between devs.
Edit: Also maybe using the kickitforward idea too and invest a certain % back into the Kickstarter community. Not only regarding VG's of course.
p.S. This entire post was made while bored and not much thought was put into it. Still find at least something similiar interesting to look at.
Edited by C2B, 28 March 2012 - 09:52 AM.