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June 3rd, 2013, 12:43
“It’s hard for the industry to think this way,” Rambourg says, “but consider this: if Zork I had an always-on internet connection requirement, do you think it would still be possible to sell the game 33 years later and have it work?"
This is the fate of all online games as well.
At one point, they just want to shut the servers down.

What i do wonder, however, is this : How much money get the developers after 33 years ?
I expect them to get nothing. And that's why I consider today's big publishers rather as parasites. They are feeding on the works of developers, giving them nothing back, apart from the usual funding.

We need a kind of "fair trade" towards developers - and unions, too.

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
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