Don’t worry, I bet you will see it as a free Facebook browser app in no time!!!
Or, if they want to retain that “realism” that anything should be tradable, how about then making some kind of “legal system” where certain items of extreme power are “outlawed” in the markets?
As it stands, if they are offering players the way to trade, and guilds can have big stores… I think the logic falls apart and may just be an excuse to not have a fully functional across-the-board store.
They also had little incentive to expand inventory space when they were fighting so many farmers all the time.
Actually the Game Director Naoki Yoshida was quoted as saying that they do intend to drop PS3 support after the first expansion is released.
This is very different from this:
Game Watch: Does that mean there’s a possibility that PS3 users will no longer be able to continue playing beyond that expansion?
Yoshida: It may be a possibility in the future.
Sounds less like plans, and more like reassurance that the expansion WILL work on the PS3. Anything after that is always a possibility.
That is, indeed, a crazy law. (O.o)
I cant see who it would be attempting to protect…
If you have 30 people and they are getting paid, you are no longer an indie in my book. You are a small business.
If all 30 have day jobs and are working for free/ownership/hope of royalties, then yea, indies.
It all depends how literally you want to take it, but for me Indie has zero to do with Independent.
Indie = A person or team of people working on his/their own without professional budget or facilities. An Indie Game Developer is the game industry equivalent of the Garage Band (the actual thing, not Apple’s software.)
Perfect example: Valve is Independent. But Valve is no Indie.
Every highly enough successful Indie will eventually stop being an Indie, even if they retain their independence.
This is a game I would love to play on my dusty Wii U… :(
I think they have very intentionally kept it down to try to keep pushing the X360 version. They had too many cases at launch where there was next to no difference between the 360 and XBOne version of games. I don’t think they wanted that with the one game that may sell XB1s.
I would not be shocked if the 360 version was only delayed due to similar reasons.
I loved FFX, I actually cried when Tidus was not able to hug Yuna, and I am someone that never cared when Aeris died in 7.
However, I got to say I never played Persona 2, 3 or 4. I played the first, liked it quite a bit, was my first PSX era JRPG followed by Suikoden (my favorite PSX era JRPG.) And now I am derailing on the games… point being is maybe P4 is that good… but for now stick to FFX.
I seem to have some homework to get done, though.
An FMV game in this day and age? Huh…. I may give it a try!!!
“THE Game. Period.”
Seems very…. Gameloft for iOS NOVA quality. Not bad for a mobile. May be ok for a $99 machine.
On his defense: I was here last night and this was not visible. Today I come in and I see this article in the front page. I too, thought, this must be Polygon reporters having fun with April’s fools day.
Yea. Or Amazon mail order. I may be projecting, but I think anyone that does not want to buy digital from Origin simply wont trust Origin with any billing information.
Given Nintendo has not taken their biggest mascot to Hyrule…. seems Sega is still doing what Nintendoesn’t.
(…and I repeat what I said above: Smash Bros does not count!)
No its not Neato!!! How can Sonic visit Hyrule before Mario?! And no, Smash Bros does not count!!!
Also: Nintendo, buy Sega already!!!
Amen (good thing it happened before the thing launched.)
Cant wait for this game!!! I been playing Tropico 3 again this week, went to buy 4 and saw the preorder for the 5th there and got all hyped up! Still have not bought the 4th, have not even beaten all the campaigns in the 3rd, but my do I love this game! One of the few titles that makes me sit down on a PC to play games :)
You really think they just invested $2b because its cool? A $2B investment likely comes with a lot of agenda shackles. Heck the article is already talking about “creat[ing] the most social platform ever”
I wanted the most realistic gaming ever, not the most social platform ever. Good thing Sony came out about secretly boarding this train several years back, because now they are our real hope.
Late reply but: these guys had no ownership of CoD, they kind of salvaged a dying franchise that refused to get off historical war games. And all they got was their salaries, maybe some royalties and stock, but that’s it.
Now they are doing their own thing and they own it. If it becomes so good that someone else wants to own it, they will be offered a lot of money, enough money they will never have to worry about their wellbeing ever again. I would not be shocked if they are actually hoping for a buyout.