Rune II - Publisher Shocked by Developer Closure - RPGWatch Forums
|
Your donations keep RPGWatch running!
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » Rune II - Publisher Shocked by Developer Closure

Default Rune II - Publisher Shocked by Developer Closure

November 14th, 2019, 21:49
Gamasutra reports that the publisher for Rune 2 was caught in the dark about Human Head Studios closure.



"[Rune II] developer Human Head Studios announced that they closed their doors and will be starting a new studio. This is shocking news to us, as there are several entities working on Rune II -- we found out about this news when you did," wrote the publisher in a statement.

"Human Head had a longstanding agreement with Rune's publisher, Ragnarok Game, LLC, to provide ongoing support for the game. We are working quickly to resolve any current technical issues while we build the team that will execute the exciting planned future of Rune II's post-launch content strategy."

[…]
More information.
Silver is offline

Silver

Silver's Avatar
Spaceman
RPGWatch Team

#1

Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 7,195
Mentioned: 40 Post(s)

Default 

November 15th, 2019, 00:47
I didn't even know Rune II had been released. Sigh. Hard to want to support a game which won't (presumably) be patched/fixed/improved now that devs have shut.

Edit: oh, it's Epic store exclusive. /wonders why publishers even bother.
Irien is offline

Irien

Watchdog
Original Sin 2 Donor

#2

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 226
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)

Default 

November 15th, 2019, 01:43
And I wasn't interested in the game at all, but that story about it's adventurous voyage is interesting to read.
--
Toka Koka
joxer is offline

joxer

joxer's Avatar
The Smoker
RPGWatch Donor
Original Sin 1 & 2 Donor

#3

Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 21,473
Mentioned: 151 Post(s)

Default 

November 15th, 2019, 03:43
"we are happy to announce that the development team from Human Head is becoming part of Bethesda as a new studio based in Madison, WI, called Roundhouse Studios."
From the announcement
Tactician is offline

Tactician

Watcher

#4

Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 65
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)

Default 

November 15th, 2019, 03:50
Sniff…I smell something shady with that deal.

Quick someone file a class action lawsuit.

Just joking but it does sound suspicious when the former publisher had no idea.
--
“Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by
lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.” ― Robert Heinlein
Couchpotato is offline

Couchpotato

Couchpotato's Avatar
Lazy Layabout

#5

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New England
Posts: 21,596
Mentioned: 51 Post(s)

Default 

November 15th, 2019, 10:12
I have a feeling someone made a ton of money at Human Head Studios, "no matter what".
srabuseen is offline

srabuseen

Watchdog

#6

Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 121
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)

Default 

November 15th, 2019, 10:37
Originally Posted by srabuseen View Post
I have a feeling someone made a ton of money at Human Head Studios, "no matter what".
Maybe advance payment from Epic already arrived … :-D
--
"The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence."

Charles Bukowski
Andrew23 is offline

Andrew23

Andrew23's Avatar
Sentinel

#7

Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 418
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)

Default 

November 15th, 2019, 15:47
Originally Posted by Irien View Post
Edit: oh, it's Epic store exclusive. /wonders why publishers even bother.
Because of a fat cash payout in advance of releasing a game which 100% guarantees a profit and continued solvency?
--
contributed to: Age of Decadence | Dead State | Dungeon Rats | Battle Brothers | Fell Seal | Stygian
working on: Colony Ship RPG | Encased | ATOM RPG | Realms Beyond | Skald RPG
screeg is offline

screeg

screeg's Avatar
floating head
RPGWatch Donor

#8

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 2,068
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)

Default 

November 16th, 2019, 12:20
screeg yes, but then why even bother with a publisher? I suppose in this case it may have something to do with rights to the Rune name.
Irien is offline

Irien

Watchdog
Original Sin 2 Donor

#9

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 226
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » Rune II - Publisher Shocked by Developer Closure
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 09:17.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by DragonByte Security (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright by RPGWatch