I don't understand why people assume DmC selling poorly gets you DMC5...
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3 years ago#71
No one over 25 ought to be worried over something so trivial as the decisions of a game developer. If they are then they are developmentally challenged.
Wrong on so many levels. If you have even an inkling of knowledge of how dev decisions affect the video game industry and, more specifically, the future of your hobby, you wouldn't say this. There's actually nothing wrong with speculating developer decisions since it's definitely an interesting study that evaluates how decisions affect the industry as a whole.
For example, if more and more developers were to flock over to steam for distribution, that would eventually give steam an unfair monopoly (up to a point where it is still legal, however). This monopoly, in turn, would have a drastic impact not just on pricing but on actual game development. Steam could make whatever rules it wanted and developers would either be forced to self-publish (product suicide in this scenario) or comply with steam's demands.
What would it take for a bunch of developers to flock over to steam? One really good game that ends up killing in sales. One game that comes to mind is Minecraft. Fortunately, Notch had the foresight to not go to Steam. Even though this probably had a severe impact on the profits that her could have made (given Steam's userbase), Notch is one of those guys that puts the industry before himself.
So yeah...contemplating video game developer decisions is not childish, trivial, or whatever you may wish to call it. Now you know and knowing is half the battle. :p
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3 years ago#72
embitterer posted...No one over 25 ought to be worried over something so trivial as the decisions of a game developer. If they are then they are developmentally challenged.
I'm not talking about business, genius. I'm talking about, "they changed the combat in my favorite game series so I am going to slander the developer for 6 months instead of moving on. That type of decision. Menial decisions if you will. or, perhaps it would be clearer to say, worrying about the decisions of a developer without any real knowledge of the industry. For instance, "this game didn't sell as many as DMC 4, so Capcom will view it as a failure", when really success is based on more than just sales.
But I think you know what i was saying. You must, and are just arguing to argue. The wife deny you again or what?
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3 years ago#73
I don't care if they kill the series. DmC2 is the same thing as no DMC to me.
why are you STILL on this dmc board ??
3 years ago#74
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What demographic information will be next?
3 years ago#75
Why moving on when they themselves said that the old series might return depending on reception/sales of DmC?
If Capcom stated outright "DMC is dead, period" a lot of people would have moved on by now (myself included).
3 years ago#76
From: _Uwye_ | #310
Carpetfluff posted...I also love the assumption that a DMC5 would magically be a perfect game that immediately takes the series back to the 'glory days'. The guys behind the older games aren't there any more. You have no idea who might end up making it and if they mess it up, that's your beloved original Dante destroyed forever - you'll have no get out clause like with the re-boot where you can pretend it doesn't exist or isn't canon,
Many people forgot that DMC3 and DMC4 were not made by P* and Kamiya, And those two games were the best in the series.
The guys who made DMC3-4 are working on Dragon's Dogma. They still work for Capcom.
3 years ago#77
That's all fine and dandy but I prefer the mentality of "vote with your wallet." If I don't like the product, I'm not adding to the company's profit. Furthermore, I don't want anymore Devil May Cry games to be made, Capcom's done enough damage already.
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3 years ago#78
Exactly. At this point, I don't expect DMC5 and if it did come out I would be hesitant to buy it. I'm just hoping the franchise isn't further degraded by a DmC2 and it can rest in peace.
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3 years ago#79
First off, It doesn't really matter to me how much this game sells. I've always figured it will do however much it's going to do. I don't have stock in Capcom.
consumers voice they're opinions with they're wallets, we don't like what was done to devil may cry so we aren't going to drop $60. so capcom will get some sense and make DMC5. this worked with Prince of Persia, they rebooted the series, it sucked, nobody bought it so they made a proper Prince of Persia sequel.
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3 years ago#80
consumers voice they're opinions with they're wallets, we don't like what was done to devil may cry so we aren't going to drop $60. so capcom will get some sense and make DMC5. this worked with Prince of Persia, they rebooted the series,
I don't know if reboot's quite the right word for that, it's an entirely new scenario with no common characters or setting shared with the original. Yes, they called it "Prince of Persia" (and I hate it when games do that) but it might as well have been "Prince of Persia: Gaiden".
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