Platinum (and Clover) were behind bomb after bomb and were essentially all let go only to form a new company that had numerous bombs under Sega, and now seemingly another bomb under Nintendo, and Bayonetta 2 will likely sell bad as well. The only success story the company has sales wise is MGR and that still sold way less than the usual MGS title would, it sold merely to huge fans of MG or platinum.
Basically, I think platinum will inevitably fold or be in the same spot begging for kickstarter money, and I say this as someone who buys every game by Platinum and loves most of them (sans Madworld and Anarchy Reigns, but I still own them, even own Infinite Space). For some reason they just can't seem to knock out an original hit and it's probably largely due to the fact they can't reliably reach a large userbase and publishers have no faith in them to produce a wide selling game (so Nintendo using them makes sense as a portfolio booster, but even that won't last if the games bomb as hard as 101 seems to be doing)
If this is just a way to take the piss on Capcom, okay I get it, that would still make me salty, but I get it.
But if I even catch a fart in the wind that he's entering negotiations with Capcom after taking my money, I'm going to feel VERY betrayed.
Kickstarter is a place to make ideas become reality. Not take money from loyal customers then go make someone else pay for it and keep said money.
This sounds REALLY shady, and I'm definitely keeping my eyes on this. I'm COMPLETELY not cool with Kickstarter being used as a way to fund corporate games.
And then when it gets cancelled...
lol. Capcom makes a deal with Inafune he can't refuse... and cancels the game. An appropriate end.
then repositioned as a Spark Unlimited title.
the modernized remake to make him more appealing to today's audience
"Spark Unlimited creative director said Beck "looked like a fuckin' Saturday morning cartoon character" and was out of date with their vision for this highly-anticipated reboot"
What is the point of kickstarter then Inafune?
Could anyone imagine if Capcom published it only to cancel it?
Keep in mind this interview took place (I believe) on day 1 of the KS campaign. I wonder if he'd answer the same today, given the incredible reaction he got for M9? No one can say for sure, but the fan outpouring of support and love over the month of the KS really brought Beck (and Call) to life. I think it'd be super hard to just say "ah, well, they're offering tons of money and full creative control, let's just make it a MM game now"
Business-wise, nothing he said is strange at all; it's a pretty matter-of-fact statement, but of course when you pull it out and make it the focus of a thread here, yeah, it's going to sound like a bigger deal than it actually is. ;p
Folks don't want this to become Mega Man? Weird. I'd love for it to happen.
But...half the people backed it to say F U Capcom. They would feel so betrayed!
It always annoys me when crowd funded games are picked up by a publisher after the campaign is over so I really hope this doesn't happen. I don't know about you guys but I back projects to help the developer, not just for the game at the end. Sneaky publisher deals are super-tacky.
Yeah, people need to read this answer carefully.He's really not admitting that he would want Capcom to publish this game with terms like those. Sure, he says that he would work with Capcom as a publisher and make it Mega Man... only if they give him Mega Man as a property. That would never ever happen.
This. Inafune already made this obvious early on in the Kickstarter and it is not like I'm expecting this to actually happen.He's only trying to emphasize that there are no burned bridges between him and Capcom. He made it clear that this was not to be taken as some sort of revenge against Capcom early into the KS, so those that made it about that are on their own.
The KS was very successful, so I don't think Capcom has anything to offer here. It still needs to be said that business avenues are not dead completely.
If they gave us an offer we couldnt refuse, that would mean having to change the main character into Mega Man. On top of that, it would still have to be our IP, which is what we want. I cant foresee that happening. We really want this to be our thing."