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Chazore said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

What's the difference if they said they agreed to join? Like, were they really forced to do so, or was it a natural agreement ? 

Well it doesn't sound like Valve twisted their arm. But it also doesn't sound like they were outright bought for insane amounts of cash like EA did with Respawn either. 

Well aren't both those things a good thing? The way you said it sounded negative but both of those sound positive to me. 

The releases of their games on consoles are also still scheduled so I don't see much wrong so far.



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AngryLittleAlchemist said:
Chazore said:

Well it doesn't sound like Valve twisted their arm. But it also doesn't sound like they were outright bought for insane amounts of cash like EA did with Respawn either. 

Well aren't both those things a good thing? The way you said it sounded negative but both of those sound positive to me. 

The releases of their games on consoles are also still scheduled so I don't see much wrong so far.

Twisting my arm to force me to join you?, I can't think of it being good tbh. I mean, try applying it to anything and you'll see the results for yourself.

The sack of money can be good, but in turn you lose on what you own.

 

Take a look at Respawn. They had a hard time with Acti, they left them and wanted to be "independent", but they ended up going for EA's sack of cash and well now they aren't 100% independent. 

 

The release schedules were never really going to change. I can't think of a time when a PC publisher had bought a studio and made in dev games exclusive to the PC, though I have seem said games acquired from PC and then cancelled (like when Riot Games bought out the studio behind the PC exclusive Rising Thunder, which was then promptly cancelled).


Also, Valve has released it's games on consoles before, so they aren't exactly like the big 3, where they lock theirs up.



"Six days have passed, on the seventh, I will render myself to a day of rest and to contemplate...what is to be"

Chazore said:

Twisting my arm to force me to join you?, I can't think of it being good tbh. I mean, try applying it to anything and you'll see the results for yourself.

The sack of money can be good, but in turn you lose on what you own.

 

Take a look at Respawn. They had a hard time with Acti, they left them and wanted to be "independent", but they ended up going for EA's sack of cash and well now they aren't 100% independent. 

 

The release schedules were never really going to change. I can't think of a time when a PC publisher had bought a studio and made in dev games exclusive to the PC, though I have seem said games acquired from PC and then cancelled (like when Riot Games bought out the studio behind the PC exclusive Rising Thunder, which was then promptly cancelled).


Also, Valve has released it's games on consoles before, so they aren't exactly like the big 3, where they lock theirs up.

@bolded haha no. I meant because you said it didn't sound like neither scenario was the case, that your conclusion didn't seem that bad (twisting arms and financial purchases both have their negatives, so the fact that you came to neither conclusion sounded good). 

I don't disagree with anything you said.

It sounds like this is a dream job for at least one of the particular higher ups at Campo Santo : http://www.gdcvault.com/play/1024905/Animation-Bootcamp-Animation 

(at 11:00 onwards)



AngryLittleAlchemist said:

@bolded haha no. I meant because you said it didn't sound like neither scenario was the case, that your conclusion didn't seem that bad (twisting arms and financial purchases both have their negatives, so the fact that you came to neither conclusion sounded good). 

I don't disagree with anything you said.

It sounds like this is a dream job for at least one of the particular higher ups at Campo Santo : http://www.gdcvault.com/play/1024905/Animation-Bootcamp-Animation 

(at 11:00 onwards)

When you look at the article, it sounded more like they were invited over and they felt a connection and liked their philosophies. 

It didn't really tell signs that they had their arms twisted, or being outright bought for massive stacks either (because Respawn made sure to let everyone know that news).

 

Ah that guy, I remember his famous TF2 dance videos a few years back. Nice to see he finally got noticed and got somewhere with it (Valve's SFM is really something).



"Six days have passed, on the seventh, I will render myself to a day of rest and to contemplate...what is to be"

Chazore said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

@bolded haha no. I meant because you said it didn't sound like neither scenario was the case, that your conclusion didn't seem that bad (twisting arms and financial purchases both have their negatives, so the fact that you came to neither conclusion sounded good). 

I don't disagree with anything you said.

It sounds like this is a dream job for at least one of the particular higher ups at Campo Santo : http://www.gdcvault.com/play/1024905/Animation-Bootcamp-Animation 

(at 11:00 onwards)

When you look at the article, it sounded more like they were invited over and they felt a connection and liked their philosophies. 

It didn't really tell signs that they had their arms twisted, or being outright bought for massive stacks either (because Respawn made sure to let everyone know that news).

 

Ah that guy, I remember his famous TF2 dance videos a few years back. Nice to see he finally got noticed and got somewhere with it (Valve's SFM is really something).

I think I got confused. I thought you were talking about Valve negatively when you said "Valve actually had the balls to acquire somebody" as if it was an unethical company take over. 



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AngryLittleAlchemist said:

I think I got confused. I thought you were talking about Valve negatively when you said "Valve actually had the balls to acquire somebody" as if it was an unethical company take over. 

Not in the hostile takeover sense.

 

As in the "I want to work with somebody sense".

 

Apart from the modding scene, Valve hasn't really worked with anyone coming to their studio for years.



"Six days have passed, on the seventh, I will render myself to a day of rest and to contemplate...what is to be"

Will they ever make a game again?

Firewatch wasnt my jam.... but intrested to see what they do now, that valve has them.



I wonder what this means for the Playstation?

The first thing that comes to mind is no more Campo Santo games on Playstation. But on the other hand what interest would Valve have in not selling CS new games on the Playstation?

So I'm sot sure what this means for consoles.



Too bad, this Valley of the Gods game will be their second and last game.



CrazyGamer2017 said:

I wonder what this means for the Playstation?

The first thing that comes to mind is no more Campo Santo games on Playstation. But on the other hand what interest would Valve have in not selling CS new games on the Playstation?

So I'm sot sure what this means for consoles.

Nothing.

Their next game is still coming to consoles.
Firewatch is still coming to Switch too.

Nothing.

Last edited by caffeinade - on 22 April 2018