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    Magna Mundi cancelled

    Hi all,

    today Paradox Interactive decided to cancel Magna Mundi. It will not see the light of day under the current set up: Universo Virtual (UV) will not be part of this project any more.

    The reasons for cancelling the contract with Universo Virtual include the following:

    - Lack of progress; we have seen this project drag on and the code we have gotten has not shown significant improvement for many months. Some old and known problems persists and new ones appear with each delivery.

    - Lack of trust; the leadership of UV has given a sunshine version of the project to Paradox and reacted with irritation and anger when we have pointed out obvious problems with the deliveries. It has come to a point where they claim the project is done, and the game is ready for release – despite the many critical issues found and reported on our end.

    - Internal strife within the MM team; we have gotten information from members within the MM team desperate to save the project whom report to us that the project lacks active leadership. Key personnel in the project see what Paradox sees but instead gets silenced by the UV leadership.

    All in all, these are not circumstances under which we can work with a team and it will now stop. At this point we have no more news than the above.

    Sincerely and regretfully,
    Mattias Lilja
    Executive Producer for Magna Mundi
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    CASTELLON EDIT: (Sorry to hijack this post, but I did not want to tamper with the official announcement.)
    Rules to keep in mind.
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    I have had to heavily moderate this thread already, further infractions will received increasing harsher reactions.
    I understand some of us are upset, but lets keep the comments withing the scope of the forum rules.
    Thank-you for your co-operation.


    Now back to the original post:

    Today is a sad day...

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    My understanding of the first paragraph (It will not see the light of day under the current set up) is that PI may take over the project.
    Last edited by eueueu; 18-06-2012 at 17:16.

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    How much time and money (and opportunity cost) has Paradox lost in this venture? I also regret that the era of these kinds of projects are at an end.

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    That is sad news, and I feel sorry for all of the people who worked on the project.

    But if things are as bad as described above, I still feel that Paradox did the right thing.

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    NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
    I can forgive, but i can´t forget.

    And luckily the reality has no advertising budget...

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    No MM Beta?


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    I hope that it will be released somehow by PI.
    I can forgive, but i can´t forget.

    And luckily the reality has no advertising budget...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFnord View Post
    That is sad news, and I feel sorry for all of the people who worked on the project.

    But if things are as bad as described above, I still feel that Paradox did the right thing.
    Agreed.
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    This is all kinds of suck. Sympathy to the dev team at this hour

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    Well easy come easy goes, let's hope that summer announcement is a good one!
    Again too bad, but if it doesn't work, PI should not release it, period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petrarch View Post
    Show some respect...
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    Sad and unfortunate. I little bit confusing when he says the part

    "It will not see the light of day under the current set up: Universo Virtual (UV) will not be part of this project any more."

    I bit more clarification? the Title says game cancelled but the description leads a little more to be desired.

    In any case paradox did what it had to do
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    Time to revive Magna Mundi Ultimate ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CemXen View Post
    Time to revive Magna Mundi Ultimate ?
    I hope they are allowed to do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CemXen View Post
    Time to revive Magna Mundi Ultimate ?
    I hope so.

    Quote Originally Posted by eliphas8 View Post
    I hope they are allowed to do that.
    Do not see why not. They can't make money off a mod and it will only add to the playability of paradox's own game. I have a feeling the team has fallen apart however.
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