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January 9th, 2011, 13:27
The outcome of this marketing scheme will probably define the future of similar marketing schemes … err, games.
I mean : If this is successful, then they might try it again ?
Now we know - at least this is my personal opinion, sorry - that the great sales of Dragon Age kind of "destroyed" Drakensang 2, these sales kind of defined a part of the future of the RPG genre - at least from the iew of one oof the biggest game-producing companies of the world …
They might even become so bold as to "borrow" things and mechanics from the "destroyed" Drakensang series : Nobody is left to sue them …
1. First step : destroy any opponents - by outselling, for example
2. Second step : exploit what's left of their carcass
Sounds like a typical Microsoft strategy of me. They did so with OS/2, for example.
“ 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,
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