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News Activision cancels True Crime: Hong Kong

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 10 Feb 2011.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    If it only had a couple of months of development and testing left then why cancel? At least they would have got some money back on it?
     
  3. CardJoe

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    Because it's not as simple as letting it live a few more months, probably. It would be a case of continuing to pay all the staff and all the testers for that time, advertising costs, release and manufacturing costs, all just to release a game that might not even produce enough profit to cover one of those costs alone.
     
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    was looking forward to this :(
     
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    I really enjoyed the original on the Gamecube although new york version was pretty crap and filled with bugs.
     
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    I probably should have explained better...

    How much time and money have Activision already invested in this title? Several million, another few hundred thousand isn't going to make a lot of difference at this point unless the game was totally :duh: and wasn't going to sell any at all. If that's the case then it should have been cancelled a lot earlier.
     
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    First sucked and never played the 2nd. While it was a great concept GTA just felt better. Plus those stupid stealth missions just pissed me off. I don't think the problem is with cash considering they own the golden cow *cough* warcraft *cough* I call complete bull on that excuse.
     
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    Surprising, considering I only read this a few days ago.

    To be honest, I haven't been following it in the slightest, but with a title like that I thought it worth going through. They seemed to be really impressed.
     
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    I get the feeling Activision are getting too big for their own boots, if it won't be nearly as big as WoW or CoD , it's a failure?
     
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