Originally Posted by bounchfx
Really? so ex-Vigil devs are willing to work for free now? I have some art they can make me, for free, if it's the case. ;)
I do agree that it would be great to see some at Retro. Vigil had an incredible art team.
Payroll is not quite the same as buying out a studio. If every single person from Virgil were to get hired at Retro, it would still be cheaper than buying them out, and they would have spent nothing on a studio to shut down and combine. I would say if Retro hires Virgil people, that basically is getting people for free because you don't have to deal with their former studio baggage.