Also, typo in that quote, Ben. :)
I strongly agree with this opinion piece. Day Z and Rust’s development cycles are too stagnant for the massive audiences they have drawn. John Smedley said there are only 17 people on the H1Z1 team at the moment, but that is already more than work at Facepunch and more than have worked on Day Z for most of its life.
Also, the “mmo” aspect of H1Z1 will make a huge difference.
I don’t imagine players will plainly receive $20 in Station Bucks for their purchase, but there will no doubt be some kind of exclusive goodies for ponying up early. See Landmark’s Founder’s Packs for an idea of what they might do:
That is not how you hold a sword, lady. She is about to lose an arm…
This game seemed awful in the Giant Bomb Quick Look, but it could have been just a bad part of the game. Either way, the art and tone of the game don’t really appeal to me. Good to see some people can enjoy it though.
There is some part of me who is bored of Day Z/Rust “clone” part of this news, but that genre of games could REALLY use some professional game development competition. Day Z has dragged its feet too long, but I guess it is hard to be harsh on Rust this early.
Their games still have a subscription option. In the individual games this gives you a variety of small convenience bonuses and the “All Access” pass will give you even more bonus stuff redeemable in any of the games (Station Cash and discounts in the SC stores).
Looks like Arthur really dodged a bullet in not having to review this one :P
Warface is and awful FPS experience. Do not waste your time.
Time > Money
Does this mean Killer Instinct will be rewritten into a Flash game?
I feel like every World of Tanks update says MORE GRAPHICS! Which surely isn’t a bad thing, but doesn’t really mean anything to me anymore.
Or not. Because once you “get” Dwarf Fortress, you see beyond the ASCII art, man.
This renewed effort in PC gaming will likely end whenever the person in charge of it gets replaced and the next guy wants to cut the other guy’s projects to seem productive to his bosses.
Fuck off, Microsoft. Gamers and developers are still trying to recover their games from the last time you fucked up PC gaming by creating and ending GFWL service.
Come on, Internet. Let the game developers be game developers once in a while.
The conversations were one of the highlights of DA:O. I’m sorry that experience is not to your liking.