- Apr 1, 2019
Me neither ... and that is my point.But it's a terribly long time, after all ?
I don't know, actually.
Even if they are willing to invest more, and potentialy profit less in the short term ... there is allways certain amount of money they will be willing (or able) to spend.
(it may be one and half the originaly expected amount, it may be double, it may be triple ... but its certainly not infinite)
Once that point will be reached, the game will either be distribued no matter the quality, or cancelled, there is no other way.
Even if you want to create Franchise and i believe that they do ... concidering how many other games and stuff under WoD trademark is curently out there.
But unless they have multibillionaire maecenas who want this game to exist no matter the cost, they still need to keep an eye on their funds.
After all, you said it yourself @EvilHamster, Cyberpunk was also ment to start a Franchise, now it may not seem so bright ... and when that point im talking about will be reached, Managers in PDX silmply do the same as Managers in CDPR did ... shrug and say "well this didnt work out entirely as we planned".
And about Franchise, there is one more thing we should take under concideration ...
Sure, Bloodlines 2 would be massive support for that idea, but if they allready start the whole WoD Franchise, and it will be working even without Bloodlines 2 ... there is another point they can reach, and its the point where they no longer need Bloodlines 2, even for their long-term plans. :-/
I would never go so far to claim that Bloodlines 2 are lost cause, not yet ...
But right now im allready quite sure that re-start all the hype after all that happened in last half year, will be a lot harder, than if they were keeping us at least not-frustrated, if not happy ... and it will become harder and harder with every another day of silence ... until we reach the last point of wich i want to talk in this point ...
And that would be point, where we simply stop care about it anymore ... and even the best game in the world would need to work hard to be concidered at least mid-sucessfull, when you disapoint your fambase so much. :-/
Example: Since we allready used Cyberpunk as comparsion ...
Think about it as the day Cyberpunk was released ... it was full of bugs, it didnt reached many people expectations, it was fine game to be sure (at least i kinda liked it, but i was not exited about it so my expectations was not so unrealistic ... point for me) but nothing earthshaking ...
Now try to imagine that CDPR will post some statement (on forum, since as far as i know i dont remember any post on twitter, facebook, discord, youtube, twitch or official web, etc.), that can be sumarized as: "We dont like the negativity you showed us in your reactions, so we will not talk to you from now on."
And went to half-year silence, leting people guess what and if anything will happen next.
Do you really believe that Cyberpunk will be concidered as game that dissapointed many people, but in the end was kinda quite sucessfull? I dont think so. :-/