Steam has changed the FAQ that explains Early Access to consumers. It now says that not all games will get finished — GamesBeat thinks it knows why.
It's like Kickstarter. The problem is, people are still going to expect it and get mad if it doesn't happen.
Does this mean that Valve is now OK with ... vaporware? (And no, this isn't a Half-Life 3 joke.)
Vaporware implies that the game will never see the light of day for players. Early access games are all playable.
Tell that to the Forest with no saving lol
you can buy Early Access. if you want. Valve doesn't force you to do it. it is the consumers decision to buy the product. i have never understood why the option of choice is such a bad thing.
Because it is understood that once you BUY a game in early access, you will get a finished product. Now that seems not to be the case. That means I can make a POS with a dream promise that I will make good, then take the money and run.
War Z used false advertisement. In the end the game got taken down from steam and people that wanted to get a refund got it.
I thought this was always implied. Just like games coming from the big publishers, just because it hits alpha doesn't mean it will be completed and released. Of course, it sucks when you pay for an early access game and its development stops, as you'll never get your money's worth, which is why it's important to make sure the developer has some credibility.
I think they should change the thumbnail to Infestation: Survival Stories rather than DayZ. >.>
I agree I don't play dayz yet but doesn't it get updates at-least weekly or something
Not weekly, probably around monthly unless some big issues come up, like recently.
The game sold 2 million copies. And that's all digital. 30$ each. That's 60$ million. 30% of the sales go to Valve. The rest to the publisher. So that makes 42$ million. I will be damned if they won't finish the game with that kind of money.
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