Originally Posted by Stingray
That's because inXile and Obsidian are actual proven companies with a track record, who people generally assume can deliver on a game that's fairly close to what they're claiming it will be. Convincing people to give $500K or $390K or whatever to individuals or unknown companies is asking a lot more.
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