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Bugbear Facing Bankruptcy?

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

  1. James Cook

    James Cook
    Marcas fan

  2. BoogerMac

    BoogerMac
    Premium Member

    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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  3. James Cook

    James Cook
    Marcas fan

    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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  4. Paul Bennett

    Paul Bennett
    Premium Member

    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. jlnprssnr

    jlnprssnr
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  6. mister dog

    mister dog
    Premium Member

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

    Paul Bennett
    Premium Member

    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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  8. mister dog

    mister dog
    Premium Member

    Done :)
     
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  9. BoogerMac

    BoogerMac
    Premium Member

    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.