Facepunch Studios started by Garry Newman, creator of Garry's Mod, has been met with backlash when they recently revealed a new game that they will be developing.
Now THAT is worth of a backlash. Rust was heavily advertised on Steam for WEEKS as the top selling game even though it's a freaking early-access version. Now I'm glad I didn't buy into the hype even though the devs are claiming to update the game regularly... after this incredible financial success it's just wrong to start working on another game while your first game is not even released yet.
Did you not read? The people who were working on rust are still working on rust. They just hired new people for a new prototype and nothing more. Do you think Rockstar isn't in the prototype stage of GTAVI as they're still working with GTAV? I don't get why people see this as some side swing. Early access has been on Steam for awhile and people should know what they're buying themselves into. It's no secret you're getting an incomplete game. The studio literally made the post proving that people read just the headlines.
This is why you don't reward someone before they reach their goal.
Unless your team is massive, I don't see why you would not finish the early access game and THEN move on to the next project.
... and the problem with a studio working on more than one game at a time is... ?
i think the problem is that. there using rust money to make this new game and people feel that money they use to buy the game should go towards finishing the game not making a different game.
it's not that uncommon for a studio to use revenue generated from one game to fund another game. and really, what difference does it make where the money goes? if it's being used to fund another project, and not someone's coke habit, then who cares.
@ziggurcat Because this was early access. All that extra money that they are using to hire a new team to work on a new game could be used to speed up production of the game that was used to bring it in. Most studios working on multiple titles aren't releasing early access games and the ones that I know of that are is really a joining of two teams and nothing changed.
If the same team working on both games!!!! N the first one is NOT done yet,.. Zig that's a big problem, if you was paying someone to do work for you and the same crew that's working on your project moves to another project before they finish yours you would not like it would you??? Why?? Cause for one it will take them twice as long to finish yours, n if they keep wanting money and your not getting work done, You would not be Happy...Gamers feel the same way even if it's a game,,they paid for something not finish but yet they move on the work on another project!!!!
1. they said they're funding the game: "We’re not asking you to fund this. We’re not starting a kickstarter and begging you for money – we’re funding it." 2. they also said that the people working on Rust are still working on Rust: "Thirdly – the people who work on Rust are working on Rust. They’re not working on prototypes. That should be very obvious by the dev-blogs we post every friday." so really... your argument, and people's complaints are invalid.
"We're funding it" quote. Yeah, with the money earned off Rust's sales. Oops, back to the original complaint of unfinished game that people were paying for!
Not seeing as how this is a problem. They're still working on Rust. They just hired new people to start working on the rough edges of a new game. Lots of devs do this very same thing. Now if the other game comes out as early access while Rust is still not finished.. then it might be time to grab the pitch forks.
i honestly dont see any reason to backlash these guys. their already in the middle of basically redoing the game. coding and all. Plus on top of that they are regularly updating the game, updating their dev blog on the progress made. Oh and on top of that if you dont like the fact that they are starting another game when this one is not finished. well gues what you neeed to go back to the terms and conditions of steam cause it clearly states tht it makes no mention that the game is expected to be finished. Its entirely up to the developer on how they proceed Plus the game as it sits already is fun enough. dont like it wel too bad its called welcome to adulthood and real life
This is why I don't buy Early Access games. I am not an investor. If I were, then I would expect to be payed a return upon my investment if they game were to release and be successful.
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