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Stalker 2 is dead, on account of IP loss.

It's too bad, the setting was really cool. We'll have a really bad F2P MMO as a consolation prize, at least.

Edited by Pop, 25 April 2012 - 01:19 PM.


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Why do developers think making more crappy MMO's will make them money?

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maybe a crappy MMO does make a lot of money?

they must cost almost nothing to make (seeing as how they are terrible) so if even a small group of people buy into it, there is a decent enough chance it could recoup costs + extra

the profit margin is probably unusually high for a terrible MMO.

ps: im speculating entirely here, i have no idea what the costs and revenue are for any type of MMO

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maybe a crappy MMO does make a lot of money?

they must cost almost nothing to make (seeing as how they are terrible) so if even a small group of people buy into it, there is a decent enough chance it could recoup costs + extra

the profit margin is probably unusually high for a terrible MMO.

ps: im speculating entirely here, i have no idea what the costs and revenue are for any type of MMO


10 mil for a truly pathetic mmo.

I think AoC cost them around 80 mil. And it ended up being free to play, cause it was **** and nobody wanted to play it.

****ty mmos don't have a positive ROI. But what do publishers know? "Oooh they're offering us a new world of warcraft basically. ****ing A, let's finance it!"

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Stalker 2 is dead, on account of IP loss.

Don't really know how much of a loss it would be, almost all the pre release stuff on Stalker 2 sounded badly retrograde anyway. Given the persistent talk about needing a constant internet connection to play it may well have been envisioned as a MMOFPS effectively from the start.

I'll lol if the rumours of the Stalker IP being sold to Bethesda are true.

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maybe a crappy MMO does make a lot of money?

they must cost almost nothing to make (seeing as how they are terrible) so if even a small group of people buy into it, there is a decent enough chance it could recoup costs + extra

the profit margin is probably unusually high for a terrible MMO.

ps: im speculating entirely here, i have no idea what the costs and revenue are for any type of MMO


10 mil for a truly pathetic mmo.

I think AoC cost them around 80 mil. And it ended up being free to play, cause it was **** and nobody wanted to play it.

****ty mmos don't have a positive ROI. But what do publishers know? "Oooh they're offering us a new world of warcraft basically. ****ing A, let's finance it!"


I think Age of Conan still turned a profit, actually. It's still chugging along with a pretty loyal fanbase at least.

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Adam Sessler is gone from Xplay.... and apparently so is Xplay (I think)

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Dishonored preview @RockPaperShotgun

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Another preview from Shacknews

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And another preview from Eurogamer

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Daymn they keep popping up @ Kotaku

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Looks interesting.

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Looks interesting, indeed. But would it kill them to release an interesting gameplay video?

Edited by Labadal, 26 April 2012 - 07:50 AM.


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Nexon going to buy EA?

So, who is Nexon?

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Nexon going to buy EA?

So, who is Nexon?


Probably because EA has been going to the dumps (at least in the stock market) over the past 2-4 years, and over the past year except for a slight bump right around when ME3 was released the stocks have continued on a downward trend. I would say EA may actually be tackling financial difficulties or will soon if they haven't already.

However, not certain how they would respond to Nexon's offer. In some ways it has to feel like a slap in the face to EA...on the otherhand, it depends on if EA thinks they'll break out of their rut soon or not on how seriously they decide to take it.

Edit: Oops, sorry, didn't answer your question. They are an Asian company that make video games. Their most popular and famous is almost an anti-EA type game, being the cutsey and adorable Maple Story MMO, very popular in Korea and parts of Asia.

Edited by greylord, 26 April 2012 - 08:13 AM.


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Dragon Agen MMO for Korean Market incoming!

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Nexon going to buy EA?

So they'd go from free-to-play to... fee-to-play?

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Dishonered seems interesting to me, primarily because I've always wondered why we don't see more games trying to emulate deus ex. This one seems to be aiming for that, and set in a non-cyberpunk setting. I hope it ends up being great, but its obviously way too early to say.

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It's from Arkane, so of course it will be great.




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