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MoHasanie said:
DerNebel said:
MoHasanie said:

I don't like it. For a big company like Sony, $2m is not much so asking people to donate money makes them look cheap. I hope they don't do it for other games. 

The point isn't really them needing the $2 mil, I guess that is going to be a rather small part of this games development cost, it's lowering risk, it's avoiding the funding of games that nobody wants. Especially with these older games it can be something good if used in moderation and for the right titles. Had they done the same thing for the FF VII Remake I'd be pretty pissed as well for example, because that game originally sold 10 million copies or so and Final Fantasy is still a huge series, but Shenmue wasn't really successful when it originally released, so it kinda does make sense to test the waters before just straight up funding the third part in a series that most people have never played in their life.

Would they do it for Crash Bandicoot, then that'd suck. Medievil? That's something where testing the waters makes sense again.

Well I still don't agree with it. Had Sony not been involved, and the devs were raising money on their own, then that would have been okay. But if they were simply researching the demand for the game, then just like Sony girl said, the views and likes of a trailer would have been a much better indicator of it's success. Its really not difficult to figure out the hype for a game and I don't think they need kickstarter. 

No, not even remotly true.  But maybe you think a piewdiepie game would sale 10 million based of his views and likes.

Only true test of worth quality or potential success is the amount of $ backing it.  



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Cloudman said:
This is a bit unsettling. I hope this means just people doing new things like Mighty No. 9 and Yooka-Laylee and not Sony crowdfunding their own IPs...

You should read the OP. Shuhei Yoshida states that they might do it for some third-party titles like Shenmue III and also was clear that first-party games would not be crowdfunded.



MoHasanie said:
DerNebel said:

The point isn't really them needing the $2 mil, I guess that is going to be a rather small part of this games development cost, it's lowering risk, it's avoiding the funding of games that nobody wants. Especially with these older games it can be something good if used in moderation and for the right titles. Had they done the same thing for the FF VII Remake I'd be pretty pissed as well for example, because that game originally sold 10 million copies or so and Final Fantasy is still a huge series, but Shenmue wasn't really successful when it originally released, so it kinda does make sense to test the waters before just straight up funding the third part in a series that most people have never played in their life.

Would they do it for Crash Bandicoot, then that'd suck. Medievil? That's something where testing the waters makes sense again.

Well I still don't agree with it. Had Sony not been involved, and the devs were raising money on their own, then that would have been okay. But if they were simply researching the demand for the game, then just like Sony girl said, the views and likes of a trailer would have been a much better indicator of it's success. Its really not difficult to figure out the hype for a game and I don't think they need kickstarter. 

Like I said views and likes are extremely misleading for stuff like that, it's somewhat of an indicator but not a really great one unless a video goes up to like 5-10 million views immediately or something. Also had Sony or another big publisher not been involved this game would have never gotten its funding, in no way would they have been able to get $20 million or whatever much they need for the game through Kickstarter alone.



MoHasanie said:
DerNebel said:
MoHasanie said:

I don't like it. For a big company like Sony, $2m is not much so asking people to donate money makes them look cheap. I hope they don't do it for other games. 

The point isn't really them needing the $2 mil, I guess that is going to be a rather small part of this games development cost, it's lowering risk, it's avoiding the funding of games that nobody wants. Especially with these older games it can be something good if used in moderation and for the right titles. Had they done the same thing for the FF VII Remake I'd be pretty pissed as well for example, because that game originally sold 10 million copies or so and Final Fantasy is still a huge series, but Shenmue wasn't really successful when it originally released, so it kinda does make sense to test the waters before just straight up funding the third part in a series that most people have never played in their life.

Would they do it for Crash Bandicoot, then that'd suck. Medievil? That's something where testing the waters makes sense again.

Well I still don't agree with it. Had Sony not been involved, and the devs were raising money on their own, then that would have been okay. But if they were simply researching the demand for the game, then just like Sony girl said, the views and likes of a trailer would have been a much better indicator of it's success. Its really not difficult to figure out the hype for a game and I don't think they need kickstarter. 

So teasing a return of a long-awaited game with a trailer just to find out interest couldn't justify the return and destroy the fans' hope.

Something tells me that wouldn't end well...



GameMasterPC said:
Cloudman said:
This is a bit unsettling. I hope this means just people doing new things like Mighty No. 9 and Yooka-Laylee and not Sony crowdfunding their own IPs...

You should read the OP. Shuhei Yoshida states that they might do it for some third-party titles like Shenmue III and also was clear that first-party games would not be crowdfunded.


Well, it seems pretty vauge in the comments, so it was hard to tell what he meant by old IPs....



 

              

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Cloudman said:
GameMasterPC said:

You should read the OP. Shuhei Yoshida states that they might do it for some third-party titles like Shenmue III and also was clear that first-party games would not be crowdfunded.


Well, it seems pretty vauge in the comments, so it was hard to tell what he meant by old IPs....

He made it clear in the OP that Gio Corsi, the director of third-party relations will decide if they want to put more games on kickstarter.



GameMasterPC said:
Cloudman said:
This is a bit unsettling. I hope this means just people doing new things like Mighty No. 9 and Yooka-Laylee and not Sony crowdfunding their own IPs...

You should read the OP. Shuhei Yoshida states that they might do it for some third-party titles like Shenmue III and also was clear that first-party games would not be crowdfunded.

Shenmue is more 2nd party then 1st or 3rd.

How i see it, not sure if any one een clear enough on it to really call it one or the other.  



Hey Sony, maybe you should buy Onimusha from Capcom or fund it?



I want LEGEND OF DRAGOON, BLOODY ROAR, ONIMUSHA and XENOGEARS REMAKE!!!



IAmCrimsonLegion said:
Hey Sony, maybe you should buy Onimusha from Capcom or fund it?


ohh yes yes hell yes.