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This just makes me mad and confused. I'm not a fan or the series or anything, but why would you cancel a nearly complete game. All that time and effort gone in an instant.
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This Monday just got a whole lot more suck.
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Greenlight it on Steam!
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post #24 of 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by GTRagnarok View Post

This just makes me mad and confused. I'm not a fan or the series or anything, but why would you cancel a nearly complete game. All that time and effort gone in an instant.

it happens all the time in the industry.
post #25 of 118
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Ellis said the game was "pretty much done" in 2008, but that it was effectively canned when LucasArts could not commit to "spend big" on marketing it

That sounds more like a moody teenager and less like a company that's interested in profits.

There's literally no logic behind that move. At all. They committed to a pricey game development, but not to a PR campaign that's relative chump change? They saw the sales figures for the first two Battlefronts, they saw that public perception of the series was high, they knew that gamers were anticipating the sequel, the PR campaign would've been so easy to run. Make some posters, run some ads, "leak" information of its development to IGN, Kotaku, etc., plaster the walls of GameStops. Seriously, they weren't working with new IP here, this was a guaranteed seller!
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Unbelievable, I really hope they can work something out to get this game released still
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And I really enjoyed the Battlefront II
These are really sad news. Please LucasArts don't, don't do this for us the PC gamers, we love this game and want to see the Battlefront III
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Give me Jedi Knight 4.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by videoman5 View Post

That sounds more like a moody teenager and less like a company that's interested in profits.
There's literally no logic behind that move. At all. They committed to a pricey game development, but not to a PR campaign that's relative chump change? They saw the sales figures for the first two Battlefronts, they saw that public perception of the series was high, they knew that gamers were anticipating the sequel, the PR campaign would've been so easy to run. Make some posters, run some ads, "leak" information of its development to IGN, Kotaku, etc., plaster the walls of GameStops. Seriously, they weren't working with new IP here, this was a guaranteed seller!

You're only factoring overheads for raw materials and the tangible marketing goods... the cost actually comes when you require a localised marketing team for each region you want to release in, legal teams to advise and ensure all schemes are OK in their respective countries, numerous translation teams/outsourcing works, contracts written for distribution and marketing channels etc...

The cost comes in people and time, not the actual goods. You could say, just release a few videos and do word of mouth... but, if you do that and the game flops, then capital investors lose trust in the studio and then you have less chance of raising external finance for other titles.

So, from the outside it seems nonsensical, but unfortunately, there is a lot of money to be spent.

EDIT: Hopefully the game is picked up again when money is less tight!
Edited by 98uk - 12/3/12 at 8:03am
post #30 of 118
If we could make this happen, it's going to blow battlefield 4 out of the water.

Anybody have a petition link that I can sign?
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