“Development on games can’t just pause indefinitely and pick back up again; it doesn’t work that way. Especially when you have no idea when that future date will occur. We can’t keep building content that may never see the light of day. That’s bad business.”
This is literally just them saying "We could renew the license if we can but lol why would we it's BAD bUSinESs"
No Friday the 13th is not as popular as Fortnite, but do you think if Fornite got hit with a lawsuit that would stop development ; would stop the development after its over? Fuck no, bad business is a wimpy phrase. It sounds like "We don't want to lose money after we earned so much of it now that we're rich assholes from a franchise we don't even own idiots LOL"
If DBD got hit with this what would they do? I'm not sure but I sure as hell know they wouldn't puss out and stop making content. All in all because of their failure to continue this game it ruins the Friday the 13th franchise in gaming and will forever have this reputation thanks to Gun Media handling this the way they did. I wouldn't be suprised if Cunningham or Victor ended up suing Gun Media for damages. Dead by Daylight will now and always be the most iconic horror multiplayer for the last gen and upcoming gen of consoles and gaming in general and any attempts will mostly be laughable, and I don't even play DBD like that.
I'd prefer if they would just close the game completely and take down DLC that they're earning money off of.
I'm so pressed about this, it's complete literal bullshit, They're a terrible company and I will refuse supporting any of their future endeavors which are still not ever going to be made, and will never be nearly as successful and will be more of a "bad business" endeavor than them continuing the support and content for this game. (Knowing there is most likely to not be any other lawsuit with the franchise from this point on specifically from the "person" as you generally cannot sue twice) No we don't want a Horror multiplayer game that won't be similar to Friday the 13th, WE WANT FRIDAY THE 13TH or a knock-off of some sort or something that at least has the same essence. Also mark my words, their next game will most likely have much more monetization than Friday the 13th. I already know they'll be greedy.
Not to mention why not disclose the progress with the projects your working on? I'm sure if you did that it would make a lot less people upset about this by letting us see progress. Friday the 13th started development roughly around mid to late 2015 and was released in mid 2017. The lawsuit officially has been 2 years from now, and you talk about developing a new horror multiplayer game, and it's already been maybe 1 to 1 1/2 years from possible development and i'm sure Gun Media has expanded. Where's at least the details to the next game that your working on? There is no hype, there's nothing there other than the fact that your a gaming company and what do you know you make games woodpidoo. The secrecy is just pissing people off.
As said by Wes Keltner in an article (that I probably can't link...)
"The total we spent creating this game, would only cover half the animation budget for AAA games. But we made the most with what we had. As for being profitable, we were in the black quickly. However, we have reinvested that profit directly back into F13 in the form of new content (maps, characters, etc) and our ongoing server costs.”
So... Your willing to keep up server costs to leach off a dead project and release a nintendo switch version (to make more money knowing your not making content) instead of reinvesting in your most successful and probably forever most successful game pretty much... nice. They're done investing their time into this game and it's literally beyond embarrassing for them and sad for us.
Will I play their next game if it looks good? Yes. Do I hope they take their time if they believe in their next project as much as they so easily dropped a game like F13? Hell yeah it better be fucking fantastic. Will that get rid of my opinion on them? No, but over time it's better to forgive and forget, and this might just look like a shitpost in who knows... maybe a year or two from now when their next game releases. For now though this is my opinion. Time is of the essence and you can't leach off of a dropped game for very long.
They made their money and they dipped on a successful project, that in itself is bad business Gun Media. Not to mention the lack of passion.