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Obsidian's Kickstarted Game Gets Delayed

Obsidian projected a spring release for their successful Kickstarted RPG, Pillars of Eternity, but not that's not going to be the case.

"When we started with a million-dollar budget and a relatively modest game with five classes, that was assuming if we get $1 million we can make this game and we'll probably get it done by April," project lead Josh Sawyer said to Eurogamer. "We got almost four times as much money and that's a much bigger game, and that doesn't mean that immediately we just dump four times as many people on it and it also gets done in April. There's a lot more stuff to do."

Sawyer also said that "more than half" of the game is complete and polished, but he didn't want to speculate on a new release window for the game.

"[U]ntil we get really close to releasing the game we don't want a specific release window, because we're not a publisher, we don't have to! Virtually nothing good comes from us releasing a date before we're very confident in it."



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kreep69 Feb 07 2014, 01:20 pm EST
They should release a release date for releasing information about the release of a potential release date.
DRAVNT Feb 07 2014, 01:36 pm EST
LOL WE MUST GO DEEPER!!!!!!!
RenegadeCZ Feb 07 2014, 02:23 pm EST
Pillars of Eternity. PoE. Path of Exile.... Just saying.

I still can't figure out who'd give bloody Obsydian money to make another mess of a game.
Vodoo Feb 07 2014, 04:41 pm EST
Path of Exile.
Pillars of Eternity.

one is already a great game for quite enough reasons.
the other will be a great game because Planescape and Icewind Dale.
Terminator Feb 07 2014, 04:56 pm EST
Obsidian needs to hire new programmers.
Reikhardt Feb 07 2014, 05:29 pm EST
It'll be great to finally see what Obsidian can deliver without the pressure and forced deadlines of a major publisher. I hope they delay the game as much as needed so we don't end up with another KOTOR2 or Alpha Protocol.
Cabled Feb 07 2014, 05:35 pm EST
"Virtually nothing good comes from us releasing a date before we're very confident in it."

One of the smartest damn things I've read in 2014.
CJ_Parker Feb 07 2014, 07:03 pm EST
This is part of the reason I'm nearly done with Kickstarters. They bait people with completely unrealistic dates to give people a feeling that what they are pledging for is not too far away and then after they got all the moolah they turn around, start sporting a 'tude and fuck everyone in the ass.
Next time you're trying to collect money I'm gonna fuck you back.
Breedy_Mcfluff Feb 08 2014, 01:41 am EST
OH MY GOD FUCKING KICKSTARTER SUCH BAD IDEA SO LAME FUCKMOUNTAIN!

Put your arms down, CJ buddy. They need more time to get shit done. It's a risk in development and the risk every investor knows they are taking. And they "bait people" with release dates they believe they can reach until they realize "Shit, we need some more time or we release this shit on time with bugs and missing assets."

Yeah. You go "fuck them back" for working their ass off to make the people a video game big companies don't want to fund, ya big dick.
  RenegadeCZ: But he's right. The devs always promise a release dat…
CJ_Parker: Yep. And they are massively hurting every Kickstarter…
KraGeRzR Feb 08 2014, 02:31 am EST
Thanks Breedy.

They say gamers are entitled. Nowhere is this more clear when they board the naive hype train and invest in an uncertain venture, then get all wounded and frustrated when it doesn't go perfectly according to their naive expectations.

They're too used to the priorities of mega publisher's marketing departments where everything is excruciatingly carefully calculated to accommodate your every whim, and avoid raising false hopes and giving unrealistic (but still positive!) expectations. They walk a razor sharp tight rope and the slip ups they do make are a small part of what could happen.

The "SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY" attitude is unhealthy. Mere positivity does not guarantee success, or happiness, or satisfaction.

At the end of the day, gamers take this stuff seriously because their happiness is at stake, but they don't have the maturity to accept reality for what it is - not as fun as a game.
  CJ_Parker: What "naive expectations", retard? It's not like peop…
Vodoo Feb 08 2014, 03:31 am EST
if Kickstarter never existed, new ideas or old concepts in a newer form would not exist now or in the future because some assholes in charge of "market research" deem them undeserving of investment because IT WON'T SELL.

BULL-FUCKING-SHIT.
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