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Yepha_dk

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That this game probable never will hit the consoles! I'm even more sad to see that threads/posts that is about consoles is getting locked pretty much instantly! Veil I do see that it probable will be hard to get someone to finance this type of game on consoles.

 

I am sure that there would actually be a big enough community that would support this type of game on console, I see lots of talk from console gamers longing for this type of game to hit the consoles! In fact I see a crowing amount of people that wish for something fresh and new, and that is more tactical and realistic, then ever seen before on all platforms, or lots of old school gamers that are longing for a new game that would provide them with similar experiences and tactical/team oriented focus that they got out of some of the games that was made not sins the ps2 days...

 

Personally I would love to be able to play this game on my console(perhaps for the next generation consoles!?) I have bin wishing for this type of game for years, and I would definitely support and buy this game if it was to come to console! Seeing as I never had a gaming pc nor would I not have the money to get a pc any time soon let alone have money for regularly upgrade the pc to keep it up to date with latest games.

 

Is is not in anyway possible to try and reach out to the console community, via twitter,youtube,Facebook,MP1st, and what else media and make the console community know about this game existing!!? Perhaps make some polls and see if there would be a big enough support for this from the console community and maybe it will grow big enough to actually be noticed by someone with the money to actually make it happen and make it available for consoles as well!? And that would support you without wanting to change a thing of what your trying to build. I know it is probable way to much to wish for but hey I am allowed to dream ain't I ;-)

 

Oh and if it some have should manage to actually come true! please make it with dedicated servers hehe;-)

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From the Q&A:

 

Right now we are focusing 100% on a PC [and Mac] release. We would like to look into a console release once that is done, but that is not something we are looking into at the moment… simply because we cannot publish a title on a console without signing on with a publisher. It’s just the way the business works. We can self-publish a PC title with few issues, but both Sony and Microsoft have many hoops to jump through to achieve concept approval let alone certification. It is time consuming and expensive. If we did do a console version, the game itself would be no different between consoles and PCs. The only difference will be some minor changes to the control scheme to accommodate the controller as well as some memory reduction via reduced texture fidelity and things like that. So the project itself will easily transition over to the console with VERY little change with respect to design.

 

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Please do support Ground Branch on Kickstarter and more importantly, please tell everyone about it! Who knows what will happen in the future... if this Kickstarter succeeds!

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Welcome Yepha_dk!

 

It looks like you understand why we aren't doing console. Belive me, we would like to though. I would like to clarify that we don't lock "console" threads here. I think you came at the same time we closed one that asked about consoles, but we locked it due to some obnoxious posts dealing with the poster and not because it was a console topic.

 

I hope you enjoy your stay!

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Ah okay I see that is sad... Well I do really hope that it could come true to make it a game that is available for all platforms and that it it will be an awesome game on ALL platforms/regardless of platform, and not a downgraded version on one or the other platform. I hate all this platform war that many people have going on, not to mention have most developer teams and big publishers do thing's these days and just thinks in big $$$ !

 

So it is refreshing to see such a project like this, and I'm sad you are having such big trouble trying to get this out for all platforms, in the end we are all gamers, and I personally would love to see a REAL Tactical game on console for ones.

 

Oh well It looks like I just have to try and save up some money and give in and get me a pc, so I can play REAL tactical games... But it would still be awesome to see this game or another company come out with something similar in mind to hit the consoles, maybe on the ps4;-) I bin wishing for something like this to come to consoles for years, I'm real sick of all these shooters we have had and still are getting this last many years, they are pretty much the same all of them, and are to focused on all this big action,fast pace,arcade'ish ,xp and level systems, kill streaks and perks and now also a lot about drones and high tech stuff, I would love something different.

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People have to understand that a developer can't simply toss it on a platform for a nominal monetary amount. At least in the case of BFS.

 

It costs upwards up $25k just to purchase an 360 SDK, $14k from Sony as it has been reduced recently. Right there is in excess of 35-40 thousand dollars for both following sales and tax considerations. That isn't even touching on licensing fees and CP rights that can go into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. I can understand why people would like to see it on console, hell I would too, but it just isn't fiscally feasible for a small dev house like BFS.

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It costs upwards up $25k just to purchase an 360 SDK, $14k from Sony as it has been reduced recently. Right there is in excess of 35-40 thousand dollars for both following sales and tax considerations. That isn't even touching on licensing fees and CP rights that can go into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. I can understand why people would like to see it on console, hell I would too, but it just isn't fiscally feasible for a small dev house like BFS.
I had no idea it was this huge a lockout.

 

Never buying a console again. (granted, the last console I bought was the NES, but still)

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Yeah I understand that it is not easy, it is just sad! tsk tsk big publishers and MS/Sony tsk tsk haha...

yes, it's unfortunate, but why else would Sony and Microsoft manufacturer their consoles at a monetary loss? They do it all to make it back in spades via software profits. That is just game consoles 101.

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I really want to get Ground Branch on consoles, but am not promising anything. And what will be there will be the same experience as PC. Gotta get the PC far along first though. ;)

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maybe.gif ....well maybe a steambox could be the answer for me.

 

All the disadvantages of a console with none of the advantages of a PC. Or, all of the disadvantages of the PC with none of the advantages of the console depending on which version you get. Seems like a loose loose. If you want a PC just get one.

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All the disadvantages of a console with none of the advantages of a PC. Or, all of the disadvantages of the PC with none of the advantages of the console depending on which version you get. Seems like a loose loose. If you want a PC just get one.

 

From what I understand, the Steam Machine will run Linux as well as any other OS that one wants to use as well as be completely upgradeable just like a PC. From what I see it is another small form factor PC. That means that there are the same advantages as a PC.

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