Got a spare 40 minutes?
Personally I hate FPS games but this was still pretty interesting to me-
One of the Battlefield Heroes dev team talks about the drastic changes they made to the title to make it profitable.
The rest of the discussion, in relation to fighting games, is inside the spoiler tags so I won’t give away all the good stuff before you listened:
You could get 2 important point from the above “podcast”:
- Most people don’t really care about paying to win… and it’s starting to hurt us too.
Looks at Shuma and Jill. Sure, nobody gave a much of a shit about them but what if the roles were reversed?
What if Wolverine was one of the characters no one cares about, and Jill was the staple at 1/3 of the teams in an average tournament?
We’d all pay like suckers to have that character available to play, or to practice against in training mode.
People loved to bitch about BB DLC characters but that’s not the same case as CS2 was basically given for free as they promised before even releasing those characters. Clearly this isn’t the case with Capcom.
- People who bitch on the internet are only 2% of the player base, and even those 2 still continue buying and supporting the titles after all the drama and promises they gonna boycott it. So you can complain all you want on Capcomunity and SRK but Capcom looks at sales figures and online playing habits and probably doesn’t give a fuck about what you and the rest of the internet think of the character balance.