Originally by: Eastman Color
I'm still not convinced that console FPS players have the attention span for anything that ties into eve.
The idea is nice, gimicy and something that made me go
"ooh that's co..... look something else"
Clearly I need to clarify that by "console FPS players" I mean "the average console FPS player that I've met in my travels", yes there are some that will grab the game and get stuck into it with an insatiable loyalty
CCP are going to have a hard time keeping the average FPS players attention when CoD5, BF4, whatever comes out.
The general trend I've seen with FPS's is that one will come out every 3-5 and set the tone for the market as all the other marketing\development department scramble to clone\loosely copy that idea.
If you chuck up a stack of screenshots from say Killzone 3, Modern Warfare 2 and Medal of Honor at a quick glimpse I'd be hard pressed to tell the difference.
From the limited amount of things I've heard so far about dust, there doesn't seem to be that much difference to other games, at face value that is, yes it ties into a bigger universe, yes hired by eve players blah blah blah but the actual core still seems to be "run capture flag" or "ticker based combat" and with games like bulletstorm, that seem to be injecting some much needed comedy into the genre, on the shelves it'll be interesting to see what happens.
This whole "we've always wanted EVE to be a sci-fi simulator" thing is only something that I remember hearing about in recent history.
I've been playing eve for about 6 years and it's only in the past 2 that I've heard anything about this "final plan" and to me it smells like marketing hyperbload... yes yes yes tin foil hats.
I would like to see someone map out references to it on a time line though, just for interests.
Like it or not, eve has reached the "big business" stage so more and more of the game is going to be dictated by marketing and PR rather than "original dream" and original dream I suspect may well be thrown in with whatever new content appears as a "we always wanted to do that.... honest".
Personally big business saddens me more often than not because quality takes a back seat to numbers where as they should look at it another way, like a bathroom fitter I know.
He approaches ever job as though he's doing his own house, he takes his time, he does a phenomenal job on every project he does, if he takes longer than he says then so be it, he never skimps on quality.
Because of this, he's booked solidly for the next 2 years, even to the extent that he's upped his prices, in some cases trippeling them compared to others in the area and still people will wait for him and pay the extra.