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Offline NGTM-1R

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Re: Volition: 'We'd Kill To Make FreeSpace 3' on Nowgamer.com
They've already threatened to kill interplay according to thread title. :P
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Re: Volition: 'We'd Kill To Make FreeSpace 3' on Nowgamer.com
Maybe they'll kill for Interplay

first up: Bethesda
« Last Edit: February 09, 2011, 02:39:45 am by Jeff Vader »

 

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Re: Volition: 'We'd Kill To Make FreeSpace 3' on Nowgamer.com
If they did FS3, at least there would be no real competition, except FSO. Everything else in the direction of space sim that came out in the last few years is either an MMO, is really bad or both.
Well... excpet the X series (with Terren conflict now being 3 years old already, and X3 even 5), but those are more economic simulation in space with a bit of space sim, than pure space sim like FS. Great games, but different genre (and single player only).

 

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Re: Volition: 'We'd Kill To Make FreeSpace 3' on Nowgamer.com
Somebody please win the lottery, form a company and purchase the license. Kthxbye!
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Re: Volition: 'We'd Kill To Make FreeSpace 3' on Nowgamer.com
Yes. Which is why Volition can't just go ahead and make FS3 (Oh, and minor, purely commercial considerations like the fact that Spacesims are a de facto dead genre, EvE notwithstanding).
there is, however, one big difference between 1999 and 2011: and that's the presence of a well-developed digital marketplace.
Whereas in 1999 the main factor in selling your games was retail and shelfspace you can now bypass that completely and go digital.
It saves costs in publishing as well as allowing you to basically concetrate the people who still enjoy the niche-genre that are space-sims. We're talking 10s (if not 100s) of millions of people that play games, so even if there's only a couple 100.000 (and I really doubt we'd be so few worldwide) interested in space-sims we're talking a significant sales-potential.
The web is a force-magnifier here.
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Re: Volition: 'We'd Kill To Make FreeSpace 3' on Nowgamer.com
True. Steam anyone?
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Re: Volition: 'We'd Kill To Make FreeSpace 3' on Nowgamer.com
Ohgawd. Please not Steam.
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Re: Volition: 'We'd Kill To Make FreeSpace 3' on Nowgamer.com
All PC games should be on Steam :colbert:

 

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Re: Volition: 'We'd Kill To Make FreeSpace 3' on Nowgamer.com
All this talk and not any comments on the article's site..
If V needs data to backup demand for another FS... part of the ball is in our court.

Would be nice if they'd open a dialogue with HLP directly though, say with Stormkeeper like an interview.
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Re: Volition: 'We'd Kill To Make FreeSpace 3' on Nowgamer.com
Would be nice if they'd open a dialogue with HLP directly though, say with Stormkeeper like an interview.

Hey that's.... not a bad idea for the interview board, though not sure how possible would it be, still...
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Re: Volition: 'We'd Kill To Make FreeSpace 3' on Nowgamer.com
As I've said before, I think I'd rather see Volition drop the Freespace name/story and go for a "spiritual successor" using a fresh IP. That avoids the legal problems, although you'd still need to convince the corporate guys that there's money to be had making space sims.


 

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Re: Volition: 'We'd Kill To Make FreeSpace 3' on Nowgamer.com
If anyone does anything with FS3, I demand that the volition story writers are brought in to end the story the way it was supposed to end, or FS3 is pointless.

 

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Re: Volition: 'We'd Kill To Make FreeSpace 3' on Nowgamer.com
Coool

Nice to know they haven't forgotten about us

 

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Re: Volition: 'We'd Kill To Make FreeSpace 3' on Nowgamer.com
As I've said before, I think I'd rather see Volition drop the Freespace name/story and go for a "spiritual successor" using a fresh IP.

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Re: Volition: 'We'd Kill To Make FreeSpace 3' on Nowgamer.com
If anyone does anything with FS3, I demand that the volition story writers are brought in to end the story the way it was supposed to end, or FS3 is pointless.

Jason Scott and other key figures are still at V, but I 95% guarantee you that they had no idea where it was going next.

 

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Re: Volition: 'We'd Kill To Make FreeSpace 3' on Nowgamer.com
You need someone offed, :v:?  Just say the word.  We'll get the Nerd Squad out in force. :p

 

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Re: Volition: 'We'd Kill To Make FreeSpace 3' on Nowgamer.com
Jason Scott and other key figures are still at V, but I 95% guarantee you that they had no idea where it was going next.

My opinion is (as someone who has the tendency to write stories but if I am not mistaken you are similar as well, Battuta :)) that they do have an ending but probably not the way that would lead there. Like, the last two cutscenes and a general idea of Bosch's fate, but I agree that they definitely didn't pin down the exact details.
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Re: Volition: 'We'd Kill To Make FreeSpace 3' on Nowgamer.com
Freak out!, what should have been the end for Freespace? ... don't want to even start thinking.

Man, now I want to make my own mod, It shall be called: FreakSpace!

No wait, must refrain myself!, must... resist...temptation
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Re: Volition: 'We'd Kill To Make FreeSpace 3' on Nowgamer.com
FruuSpace!
...
:lol:

Some names like "Terrans" and "Orion" are far too much standardized in sci-fi for any sort of copyright to apply though.
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Re: Volition: 'We'd Kill To Make FreeSpace 3' on Nowgamer.com
FSport had 100,000 downloads last year. I figure a digitally-distributed FS3 would do just as well.
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