Sony couldn't have picked a more inappropriate time to ask for money to fund Shenmue 3.
i hope sony will take shenmue 3 and develop it with their money i don't think kickstart will make Shenmue 3 good as previous Shenmue games (2 million is not enough)
Sony asked for money FOR Yu Suzuki, not money for Sony. Did they use it as a PR move? Absolutely, but they aren't begging for themselves.
They should have asked for 10 million instead of 2, but I hope that these crowdfunding announcements become the norm at E3 from now on. That way any crazy idea can be tested and more franchises can be saved.
"Sony couldn't have picked a more inappropriate time to ask for money to fund Shenmue 3." They didn't... https://www.kickstarter.com...
Exactly. Straight from the Kickstarter page: "It is also important to note that your funds are going strictly to Ys Net for development of Shenmue 3 – Sony and Shibuya Productions are not seeing a cent of your Kickstarter dollars." So can we stop this now?
I don't see how people are defending this practice lol. You don't understand that what we consumers allow these corporations to do, they and others will follow. So when we start seeing kickstarters for more and more games pop up and hell, maybe even the next console - don't complain then. Less money they have to spend, the better.
Slippery slope argument in full effect.
Stop that crap
Who the hell is approving/submitting these week old shenmue FUD articles?? http://i.imgur.com/GAvSOjt.... http://media.giphy.com/medi...
"Sony rented out a stadium, flew its bigwigs to LA and fed hundreds of people in the gaming industry so that it could ask for money. An E3 press conference is not the appropriate time to ask for funds, especially the way Sony did." Right because they only went there to show a kickstarter; Come off it. Not everything has to be done the same way. You're insane if you think raising over 3.6 million dollars and getting the game cheaply into the hands of most of those backers is a bad thing. Honestly, meditate on this. Don't just blog the moment a thought comes. That's how children react.
This is getting ridiculous. Sony was never asking for money to fund it, it was all Yu Suzuki. If you are really curious about it, read for yourself here: https://www.kickstarter.com... These articles lack current information and lead to more misunderstanding. Yes, there could have been more clarity, but the fact that these articles are still written after things have been cleared up is very sad.
What Sony did is unprecedented. I have never seen a gaming platform holder showcase a game that requires a kickstarter to be made. It was a PR stunt that worked. Bravo to them but it was very shady. They obviously felt like the lineup they had for E3 didn't have the punch they probably wanted by itself.
It is unprecedented, but it's also kind of "with the times." A new game is Kickstarted at least once a week and in the future likely every day. Furthermore, I wouldn't claim to much about "not having the punch" considering that's everything on stage and this game is, so far, only coming to PS4 and PC. So, it's no real different than announcing FF7 Remake or SFV or the like. I'm very glad they finally came out and made it clear that Sony is only involved in production and marketing, not at all in regards to development. This is how Sony works with other games, such as No Man's Sky. They handle the marketing/PR for the game, the developer does all the developing.
I'm really wondering why so many people are trying to make Sony look bad with this. At least the games coming which is the most important thing for Shenmue fans.
What is production though, if not development? They only pay for the non-technical staff, like actors? They provide coffee to the devs?
@Volkama: Production refers to any manufacturing needs, such as creating marketing materials or handling the making of printing boxes or pressing discs. It is not related to the role of producer as you see on TVs and Movies but in the manufacturing of physical products.
That would come under "marketing and publishing" surely?
Not always. In accounting/business management they are completely separate areas and departments.
Maybe. Maybe they're helping with translations and English voice overs or dev tools or who knows what bells and whistles. Maybe they're directly funding development. Happy to admit I don't know! I don't think the new statement really clears things up at all and I don't expect it will be cleared up. The intimate details of business deals are rarely available for public consumption.
***don't think the new statement really clears things up at all and I don't expect it will be cleared up*** I think people then are just looking for reasons to not have it cleared up. They specifically said how Sony was helping and where the money was going as well as the fact that no money from it would ever go to Sony.
"I'm really wondering why so many people are trying to make Sony look bad with this." Some people are upset that Sony won another E3 after months of predicting a poor showing.
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