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7 hours ago, Mysteryman said:


They keep and keep on making MMOs hoping that one become a golden goose. Ubisoft is endlessly pursuing MMOs and even planning GAAS model in the next Far Cry and Assassin Creed games. 

Assassins creed has been GaaS since origins. 

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8 hours ago, AnK said:

 


:rofl: 
 

That’s like one messed up company being handed over to another who already has a mastery in delays/cancellations/misjudged bets.

 

I just hope Satya has a real plan on who & how all this will be managed when there is no one who has personal stake on the line like the previous owners. :lol: 

 

Dude is walking out like a king. He could've gone to jail, instead he is walking away with cool half a billion dollars and share options. He can buy a villa in Barbados and spend the rest of his life scuba diving and parasailing. 

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20 minutes ago, CarbonCore said:

 

Dude is walking out like a king. He could've gone to jail, instead he is walking away with cool half a billion dollars and share options. He can buy a villa in Barbados and spend the rest of his life scuba diving and parasailing. 

He can still go to jail right? Although he's rich so I doubt.

Anyways, he was always gonna make money being the ceo of the company since 3 decades. He must racked quite a lot of esop too. 

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7 minutes ago, WhiteWolf said:

KC said someone reported me. Lol .Who reported me and over what? I abused who?

 

 

 

I reported you, because your handle is discriminatory against colored wolves. What did they ever do to you man? 

/jk

 

KotDick is definitely walking out with a bucket load of cash. I think the employees are just happy that he's out. His greed is the main reason for Acti's current state, annualized garbage which is still topping sales charts. 

 

Hopefully MS can bring in some semblance of structure and direction to Acti. Between CoD, Diablo, Overwatch and Star/War craft, they have decent IPs to build upon. 

 

If you think about it, if Microsoft plays this right, we can have 1-2 AAAs from their studios every year going forward.

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1 hour ago, CarbonCore said:

 

Dude is walking out like a king. He could've gone to jail, instead he is walking away with cool half a billion dollars and share options. He can buy a villa in Barbados and spend the rest of his life scuba diving and parasailing. 

 

Post this on Twitter and see the reactions. :rofl:

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11 hours ago, Joe Cool said:

 

I don't see another MMO happening. More chances to get a RTS than MMO. 

 

Very few MMOs are still holding up while majority are dying or dead. They also take so much time and massive effort to keep up for years. I don't think they will do that again and rather make RTS or something else with Warcraft characters. And am totally up for it. 

 

This is just my opinion -

 

MMOs are the dreams of companies. You have low graphic games, that run on all PCs. You need to only release some minor content (game development-wise) over a period of 6 months or so. Then your entire effort is spent on just tuning numbers. Major content (without much technical upgrades or most importantly expenses) every 2 years or so.

 

The best part - you have people paying you $15/month and $60 extra every 2 years. Easy regular income. Plus also income from merchandise sales, cosmetics etc. Also, unlike mobiles - you are not lost in an ocean of garbage.

 

If you do well, you will be like WoW (Or FF14 currently) - you have millions of people on board paying for it. Since WoW already has a name, I don't see why MS will shut it down completely. It will never go in the oceanof flop MMOs. They just have to improve it and get rid of the extreme bad practices going on currently (Which Wow 2 will mostly take care of).

 

New MMOs have it hard I agree. Established ones - they are mostly on easy coast road at this point.

 

RTS is anoher can of worms. You need to keep making new games, and each needs to be an improvement over the last even on a technical level.

 

The worst part I'm seeing - even if Wow come to GamePass - they might give out the $60 expansions free, but still charge the $15 sub separately.

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1 hour ago, roun90 said:

This is just my opinion -

 

MMOs are the dreams of companies. You have low graphic games, that run on all PCs. You need to only release some minor content (game development-wise) over a period of 6 months or so. Then your entire effort is spent on just tuning numbers. Major content (without much technical upgrades or most importantly expenses) every 2 years or so.

 

The best part - you have people paying you $15/month and $60 extra every 2 years. Easy regular income. Plus also income from merchandise sales, cosmetics etc. Also, unlike mobiles - you are not lost in an ocean of garbage.

 

If you do well, you will be like WoW (Or FF14 currently) - you have millions of people on board paying for it. Since WoW already has a name, I don't see why MS will shut it down completely. It will never go in the oceanof flop MMOs. They just have to improve it and get rid of the extreme bad practices going on currently (Which Wow 2 will mostly take care of).

 

New MMOs have it hard I agree. Established ones - they are mostly on easy coast road at this point.

 

The worst part I'm seeing - even if Wow come to GamePass - they might give out the $60 expansions free, but still charge the $15 sub separately.

 

WoW name will sell but I don't think anyone puts up enough these days to maintain MMOs. ESO/GW2/FFXIV are all close to a decade old. They had it rough time at launch too but never gave up. Except the majority of the MMOs just go nowhere. Even New World is bleeding out already and it absolutely sucks. Even current WoW. 

 

They will be better off releasing something live service type than make another MMO. Less work, less user investment, easy to flip, rehash every couple of years. MMOs are just too risky and take too long. 

 

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RTS is anoher can of worms. You need to keep making new games, and each needs to be an improvement over the last even on a technical level.

 

If they can make a good RTS game then why not. W3 was amazing and so was the expansion. Even if they take 2-4 years to make one it should be enough than just making MMO content for sake of it (like current WoW expansions). 

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I don’t think M$ is at fault here,they found an opportunity & they took it. 
 

If these Publishing houses were doing good they wouldn’t have sold it to begin with.

And by not doing good I don’t mean selling like hot cakes or making money,that they obviously were but in the larger picture it was a downwards trend for them…their market value would have gone just downwards from here so it was right time for stake holders to cash it in. 
 

 

As for changing the landscape of gaming,that obviously will happen & it would have happened & was happening anyway. 
We as gamers were getting nothing really good out of it…..same stale & deteriorating state of games no matter where you look for it(Except Sony & Nintendo obviously). 
 

EA,UBI,2K be it anybody left are/were just churning out bullshit after another. 
Acti-Bliz & Bathesda were on the same lines. 
 

DeadSpace dead

Mass Effect dead

Dragon Age Dead 

COD as good as dead (except MW reboot) 

Fallout dead(after 76) 

Assassin’s Creed dead (Atleast creatively) & same with Watchdogs. 
 

& the most disturbing fact of all is what became of our beloved GTA. 
 

 

These companies have struck a creative dead end & obviously can’t think beyond their safe & stale bets because of the risk & cost of those risks in AAA gaming involved today. 
 

It’s a twilight indeed & it had to go one way or another.

 

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19 minutes ago, AnK said:

I don’t think M$ is at fault here,they found an opportunity & they took it. 
 

If these Publishing houses were doing good they wouldn’t have sold it to begin with.

And by not doing good I don’t mean selling like hot cakes or making money,that they obviously were but in the larger picture it was a downwards trend for them…their market value would have gone just downwards from here so it was right time for stake holders to cash it in. 
 

 

As for changing the landscape of gaming,that obviously will happen & it would have happened & was happening anyway. 
We as gamers were getting nothing really good out of it…..same stale & deteriorating state of games no matter where you look for it(Except Sony & Nintendo obviously). 
 

EA,UBI,2K be it anybody left are/were just churning out bullshit after another. 
Acti-Bliz & Bathesda were on the same lines. 
 

DeadSpace dead

Mass Effect dead

Dragon Age Dead 

COD as good as dead (except MW reboot) 

Fallout dead(after 76) 

Assassin’s Creed dead (Atleast creatively) & same with Watchdogs. 
 

& the most disturbing fact of all is what became of our beloved GTA. 
 

 

These companies have struck a creative dead end & obviously can’t think beyond their safe & stale bets because of the risk & cost of those risks in AAA gaming involved today. 
 

It’s a twilight indeed & it had to go one way or another.

 


Yup gaming is dead except Sony:rofl:

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1 minute ago, hsk_colossus said:


Yup gaming is dead except Sony:rofl:

Enjoy your ration card of turd dude. 
 

You don’t even know what AAA console gaming really was back in it’s prime. :lol: 

 

Just like your best friend/boss in IVG who was yabbing about how his PS5 collects dust was embarrassed to know when he finally got to know time spent on both systems. 
 

Even Gazzilion bits of turd on GP ration card wasn’t enough to beat his time on PS5 :lol: 

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5 minutes ago, AnK said:

Enjoy your ration card of turd dude. 
 

You don’t even know what AAA console gaming really was back in it’s prime. :lol: 

 

Just like your best friend/boss in IVG who was yabbing about how his PS5 collects dust was embarrassed to know when he finally got to know time spent on both systems. 
 

Even Gazzilion bits of turd on GP ration card wasn’t enough to beat his time on PS5 :lol: 


:rofl:

do you even read what you type ? Your replies don’t even make sense now

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26 minutes ago, AnK said:

Enjoy your ration card of turd dude. 
 

You don’t even know what AAA console gaming really was back in it’s prime. :lol: 

 

Just like your best friend/boss in IVG who was yabbing about how his PS5 collects dust was embarrassed to know when he finally got to know time spent on both systems. 
 

Even Gazzilion bits of turd on GP ration card wasn’t enough to beat his time on PS5 :lol: 

You need to take a chill pill. 

What is this hostility for? 

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