Originally Posted by Shogmaster
I totally stand by what I said since it's true. And what I said last time was that the reveal "demo" they showed was not even a working game code then. It was just a scripted proof of concept. With the reaction from E3, they decided to go ahead in that direction.
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TBF, an E3 game reveal not really
sharing much in common with the actual end product wouldn't be a shocker, just the further that paragraph goes on the less it reads like it's from the source of the information and more likely some blanks being filled in.
The "demo" wasn't a real game - not probs there, it's an E3 game preview, heard plenty of tales of how these things get thrown together to give a representation of a final product.
Just a scripted proof of concept - well a highly scripted representation what a scenario in the game might play out like, yeah, but "proof of concept" seems unfair, that's something that might more likely take place years before this point.
E3 reaction = go ahead in that direction. That could be read in many ways, the most obvious being "proof of concept well received so let's go ahead and make a real game like this, yo!" which is nonsense. It could also technically be read as "people liked it, our decisions are validated, let's continue and get this thing sewn up!", and that might have ended up being presented here in this fashion by being handed down from person to person like the telephone game.