GhoulishVisage Posted August 4, 2014 Share Posted August 4, 2014 Yes, of course they can, but the Star Wars license is in EA's hands and so is, I believe, Dune's license (it hasn't been used by EA for a while, so I'm not certain about that). EA has no business doing anything with Kickstarter. (They could do a Kickstarter yes, but that would be absolutely scummy.) Kickstarting a game for the Star Wars universe, one of the biggest and most lucrative properties on the planet, would be wretched. And I know that licenses have been used with KS before, such as with Numanera. That IP however wasn't in the hands of some large publisher that could easily fund a game themselves, which are the sorts of licenses I was more specifically thinking of, and that come up in this thread quite a bit. I am aware of Feargus saying that he was thinking of doing a game with an established IP, but it sounded a bit up-in-the-air: “There’s something we’re talking about that I think would be really cool, but it’s not an original property,” he says. “It’s a licensed property. But it’s not Alpha Protocol! It’s something we can still do a ton of creative stuff with, though. And then the other thing is an original property. Also, there’s a third thing that somebody approached us with, but I really don’t think that’s going to work out.” If they do decide to go that route I'll be slightly disappointed, but I've enjoyed their takes on established properties before and I hope they choose a good property to work on. I personally think that brand-new IPs that Obsidian is free to do with as they wish is the best way to go. When in doubt, blame the elves. I have always hated the word "censorship", I prefer seeing it as just removing content that isn't suitable or is considered offensive Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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