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August 23rd, 2007, 18:40
Here are the facts:
  • Well known Belgian developer
  • Platforms: PC & XBox360
  • Release date: tba
  • Budget: at least a million
  • More details in a few weeks
Anybody want to take a guess? More information.
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August 23rd, 2007, 18:40
That will be Divine Divinity 2, I guess.
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August 23rd, 2007, 18:44
I knew it was an easy one.

dtp did not officially confirm it though.
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August 23rd, 2007, 18:59
That could explain why some of dtp's team "left", among them "dtp Olli", he was responsible for PR for Drakensang as far as I know (and now "dtp Betty" has taken over the job).
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August 23rd, 2007, 19:02
What do you mean? They all went to the two new publishers in Hamburg.
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August 23rd, 2007, 19:55
"Budget: at least a million"

Huh? A million what? I hope it's some strange alien currency that's much higher than dollar or euro, because in western europe a modern PC/360 game costs way more than that to develop. At our company we budget between 7-9M euro for a multi-platform AAA title. It can maybe be done cheaper, but a single million euro won't get you far…
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August 23rd, 2007, 19:59
or its the signal of a huge cost saving middle-ware engine that is second to none in comparison to other, current systems, returning a marketing bonanza and huge windfalls for the company.

Developer of The Wizard's Grave Android game. Discussion Thread:
http://www.rpgwatch.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22520
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August 23rd, 2007, 20:16
dtp stressed this because their bread & butter games are very cheap. A typical horse game for little girls typically costs ca. 250k, a normal adventure ca. 500k. Both per platform. Their RPGs are more expensive.
Radon Labs´ boss monster said in a GCDC talk that their publisher demanded a AAA RPG for 1M "- absolutely impossible!". Seems they´ve found a compromise.

At which company do you work, Kasper? D……. G…. ?
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August 23rd, 2007, 20:17
Originally Posted by Gorath View Post
What do you mean? They all went to the two new publishers in Hamburg.
Which ones ? Am I mixing something ?
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August 23rd, 2007, 20:21
A lot of people went to Dtpaedalic, at least one became head of producing or so at HMH, a part of the Langenscheid Group.
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August 23rd, 2007, 20:38
Originally Posted by Gorath View Post
At which company do you work, Kasper? D……. G…. ?
Yes, I currently work for DG. And you're right - mini-games and adventures can be done fairly cheap, but as soon as you into 3d the costs just sky-rocket. Add to that the massive worlds with tons of unique content that are currently expected from RPGs and you got yourself one expensive production Luckily for us (speaking as a consumer) we still have eastern europe (and other places in the world) where expenses are still low enough to permit large RPG attempts from smaller and maybe in-experienced teams
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August 24th, 2007, 19:29
Well, welcome then in this little shark basin of RPG fanatics!

Heaven help, what or who is DG?
I´m not in the fortunate position like perhaps most RPGWatch staff of being able to name every Publisher/Dev up and down the A-list as if they´d be mowing my lawn behind my villa all days (not that i have a lawn, let alone a villa! ).

Anway, coming back on eastern europe devs, i wish CD Project all the best for "The Witcher". Theirs sounds like a unique RPG setting again after PB´s "Gothic I" and is backed by what looks as a nice peace of literature from over there.
I even first was put off a bit by the sinister atmosphere they seemed out for to create, as those dark RPGs are usually not mine. I need little lighter touch, especially in the environments/visuals.

But then again i had actually even hoped for them to pull through the monochrome look of their first screens, videos, making ofs and the teaser website.
Would have made it a bit like what "Sin City" was in the movie world - a true piece of art brought to the screen.
So finding more of the later shots rather in green grass nature and clear blue skies and with normal citizens walking around easily in clean and shiny standard medival villages was rather already a disappointment again.


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August 24th, 2007, 19:34
On a dutch site, they say it will be released in 2009

http://www.gamer.nl/doc/41328
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Originally Posted by Ragon der Magier View Post
Heaven help, what or who is DG?
I had to google it as well . Entered "danish game developer" as a search term and found Deadline Games so unless there is another company that goes by the DG acronym then that's probably it. Right, Kasper? Did we track you down? Afraid of stalking? Hm? Are we? Scared yet? Ya should be!
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August 24th, 2007, 20:01
Originally Posted by Dark Savant View Post
On a dutch site, they say it will be released in 2009

http://www.gamer.nl/doc/41328
Yes, the PR says both RPGs are planned for 2009. According to another solid source Divinity 2 is expected in Q1/09. But RPGs are always delayed at least once.
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August 24th, 2007, 21:50
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But RPGs are always delayed at least once.
Yeppers. And especially the ones from Larian Studios .
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August 24th, 2007, 22:02
Just that no one will recognize it
- because the first dozen delays or so will come as delays of announcing the game in the first place!
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August 26th, 2007, 20:47
Also, Kasper, don't think I've forgotten about ERA!

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August 26th, 2007, 21:27
Originally Posted by Moriendor View Post
I had to google it as well . Entered "danish game developer" as a search term and found Deadline Games so unless there is another company that goes by the DG acronym then that's probably it. Right, Kasper? Did we track you down? Afraid of stalking? Hm? Are we? Scared yet? Ya should be!
He heh.. you caught me

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No, neither have I Unfortunately it just didn't work out for us this time… maybe in a few years we'll have more luck (and maybe even be better prepared for the task at hand).
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August 28th, 2007, 14:59
Via the Larian forum (someone posted it there) :
It could be that there actually is another RPG being developed :
http://www.10tacle.de/index.php?id=298&L=1&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=376&tx_ttnews[backPid]=251&cHash=3a811839dd

(Sorry, you've got to copy & paste the URL, the forum software seems to distort it.)
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