You are taking 1 + 1 and adding it up to make 10 here. CCP had a lot going on at the time of dust, and you are simply trying to make a lack of information conform with your personal belief.
Even if the VR games did not make ccp money (which them closing the studio doesn’t mean they failed to make money) that also doesn’t make CCP bad at making games. It means they took a gamble on vr breaking into the mainstream and wanted to position themselves as leaders in vr.
So CCP made Dust and later had to shut it down and admitted it was a great failure.
They made WoD and had to cancel it.
They made Nova and had to cancel it.
They made Valkyrie and Gunjack and had to close the studio.
Blizzard made Warcraft and Starcraft and ruled the RTS market for years.
Blizzard made World of Warcraft and completely took over the MMO-RPG business.
Blizzard made Hearthstone and dominates the online card game market.
Blizzard made Overwatch and it is a huge success.
Do you know what the reason for that difference is? CCP is bad at making games while Blizzard is not.
At least they are not releasing a mess like Bethesda did…
Dust was good, had some teething problems of course, but only the chosing of a stupid console platform first made it have a lot of technical problems, then actually killed it.
Everybody who did not seen how it will be when making decision that it wil be on console, should have been removed from CCP. Also people who decided to make WoD and Dust at the same time, should have been removed from CCP.
So remind me again how Titan is going, that blizzard spent 7 years developing.
Nova also isnt cancelled. They delayed it. Pretending its cancelled is a clear lie at this point. (at best, if taken too far it becomes commercial libel/slander) Could it become cancelled sure. But it isnt.
I just want to give you some feedback as a former Dust 514 player.
What you show us in Vegas kinda insult me a bit. It was a very very big step back.
Don’t give up the planets guys, this are the battlegrounds you need to succeed. Since the start of the Eve Online you are populating space and not the planets. Releasing Planetary Interaction years ago was something good, but not enough - just a remote interaction. With Dust 514 you made a step in right direction, but choosing wrong partner for that game (Sony) and its EoL platform sign a death sentence of the game.
Dust 514 was around 80% perfect game. It just lack an option to set a goal for you or your Corp/Alliance the same way you can do it in EVE. My day goal, my week goal, my corp month goal…that is what almost every EVE player do for himself even if he didn’t realize it. Some of them just want to make 150 mil for 2-3 hours of ratting, other want to kill someone…and what about alliance leaders…they are there not just run the routine of the alliance, but to make decisions that inspire their members to follow them in the big Supercapital clashes.
Don’t want to bother you so below is summary of what I think will be good for upcoming game/
- Planets as the battlegrounds is your corner stone
- Leave that colorful graphics - the war is ugly. Of course you can leave cosmetic upgrades
- Dust 514 guns was awesome - bring them back.
- Dropship gameplay was very good. Bring it back and put some new roles for the birds.
- Link EVE with the Project Nova. You can start with EVE PI, even if you need to change the EVE Online. If you ask me your end goal is to move the PI and its products in the hand of foot troops.
- Introduce PvE the same way you have it in EVE. Even the hardcore PvPers need to grind some money or just to do something when their fleet commanders are offline, right?
- awesome looking personal hangar and armory
I’ll stop here hoping you’ll listen to me.
Fsck no, hell no. Having Dust players in local was worthless. Entangling EVE with whatever project CCP is busy with adds value to neither.
There’s a better chance of seeing a new EVE mobile game than Nova.
Sorry to dash your hopes, but there are way better shooters and CCP has squandered far too much time on this venture.
An item needed in one game can never ever ever be reliant on another game.
If PI is used for EVE, then PI has to be produced by EVE players.
This is not saying Nova could not also make PI, but you can’t tie the entire production chain of one game, to another game.
you guys probably understand that if want to survive EVE need to add some kind of FPS just to stay competitive. They start it as a separate project, but I think the long goal is to be part of EVE