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Bugbear Facing Bankruptcy?

Discussion in 'Next Car Game: Wreckfest' started by James Cook, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. BoogerMac

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    Honestly, we should've seen this coming. The game is very fun in my opinion and the physics are pretty good, but the slow development and lack of publisher doomed Bugbear from the start. I hope one of two things happens:

    1) A publisher picks up the studio and continues development of the game. I'd love to see someone like Codemasters pick up the crew and continue the game's development as a "different branch of racing".

    2) Release the source code and let the game become a "community project". I realize this is highly unlikely, but seeing how Unreal Tournament has turned out so far, it'd be pretty cool.
     
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  2. James Cook

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    Hopefully Wreckfest comes out the other side of this, whatever happens. It is a good game with plenty of potential and even if the worst happens I can say I've had my money's worth out of it. Lots of fun multiplayer nights were had with friends.

    But as you said (@BoogerMac), development was far too slow from the outset and poorly focused. The physics overhaul wasn't strictly necessary as it played well beforehand and I feel they should have put more emphasis on developing an offline career mode and championships to give people a reason to play this game. Also, there simply aren't enough tracks and cars (with customisation options).

    Going 5/6 months between significant updates was also a killer. The game appeared stagnant and far from finished. I think players just drifted away from Wreckfest as a result and only a small hardcore remain.

    If I remember correctly, before Christmas 2014 Bugbear released a good update, servers were busy and Wreckfest appeared to be gaining traction. All that was lost as the game didn't receive another update until mid 2015.
     
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  3. Paul Bennett

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    I think the interaction from the devs is the killer on this game , it's fun but you never know whats going on with them. No road map or anything :confused:
     
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  5. mister dog

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    It's 50% off this week on steam, not sure it's worth the 17 bucks with all of this going on?
     
  6. Paul Bennett

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    Buy it at 17 bucks thats a bargain, the bankrupt thing has been around for weeks. Think it's just a big rumour now, plus with modding now fully supported it's starting get playable.
     
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  7. mister dog

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    Done :)
     
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  8. BoogerMac

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    The lawn mower demolition derby alone makes the game worth it in my opinion. I can sit and play any mode with lawn mowers and enjoy every bit of it while laughing.