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Anyone "in The Know" Heard Anything Regarding Pgi's License Renewal?


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#1 Bud Crue

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 03:29 PM

At Mechcon Russ was asked about the future of MWO and the potential for some sort of MWO2 and his response was (paraphrasing) that he couldn't really talk about the future until they competed a renewal of the MW license with MS which they were in the midst of doing.

Anyone heard anything on this? Has Russ or other devs given any indication on the progress of the license in any of the MW5 chats, or twitter or elsewhere?

Just curious if anyone has heard anything.

#2 VonBruinwald

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 03:36 PM

Nope.

#3 Grus

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 03:42 PM

* tinfoilhat*

Microsoft isnt gonna renew and put their own team to do mwo2...

#4 Monkey Lover

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 03:46 PM

View PostGrus, on 15 April 2019 - 03:42 PM, said:

* tinfoilhat*

Microsoft isnt gonna renew and put their own team to do mwo2...



Rumor has it, its going to be a fortnite with mechs clone :P

#5 Grus

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 03:49 PM

View PostMonkey Lover, on 15 April 2019 - 03:46 PM, said:



Rumor has it, its going to be a fortnite with mechs clone :P

*vomit* with floating power-ups... *vomit*

#6 VonBruinwald

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 03:52 PM

View PostGrus, on 15 April 2019 - 03:49 PM, said:

*vomit* with floating power-ups... *vomit*

Is that a jab at MechAssault?

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 04:40 PM

View PostVonBruinwald, on 15 April 2019 - 03:52 PM, said:

Is that a jab at MechAssault?

It's pretty obvious.

I have the potentially unpopular opinion that MA was actually fun for what it was. It sure isn't a true BT game, but for stompy robot action it did just fine. If it didn't have the expectations of the BT IP looming over it then it probably wouldn't be nearly as hated as it is.

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 05:07 PM

View PostVonBruinwald, on 15 April 2019 - 03:52 PM, said:

Is that a jab at MechAssault?


https://images.app.g...jG2TkbnAk5d2w7A

#9 Anjian

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 05:25 PM

View PostBud Crue, on 15 April 2019 - 03:29 PM, said:

At Mechcon Russ was asked about the future of MWO and the potential for some sort of MWO2 and his response was (paraphrasing) that he couldn't really talk about the future until they competed a renewal of the MW license with MS which they were in the midst of doing.

Anyone heard anything on this? Has Russ or other devs given any indication on the progress of the license in any of the MW5 chats, or twitter or elsewhere?

Just curious if anyone has heard anything.



Seems like something is happening behind the scenes and Russ doesn't have yet a lock on renewing the license.


I am considering a scenario that another gaming company may have given Microsoft an offer to buy out the license.

#10 Bud Crue

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 05:45 PM

View PostAnjian, on 15 April 2019 - 05:25 PM, said:



I am considering a scenario that another gaming company may have given Microsoft an offer to buy out the license.



I'd have difficulty believing that given the history, but whatever.

I was asking only because I have had a few former whales express to me how they are (to their apparent consternation and surprise) actually pretty happy with PGI's conduct of late (balance ain't terrible for the most part, old maps return,reskin of canyon, etc.), and how if they thought the game would still be around for a reasonable time after MW5 drops that they might be willing to drop $ on MWO again; but because PGI has given no indication that the game will even exist in a year they aren't willing to.

So I thought I would ask if anyone has heard anything.

If no one knows anything,and PGI isn't talking,no biggie. It was just a conversation that made me wonder.

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 05:47 PM

There's no renewal. 12/31/19 is the last day.

#12 LT. HARDCASE

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 06:30 PM

No random salt lord posting here is "in the know". Don't believe otherwise.

#13 FRAGTAST1C

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 07:00 PM

Disco Domination in MWO 2

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 07:11 PM

View Post- World Eater -, on 15 April 2019 - 05:47 PM, said:

There's no renewal. 12/31/19 is the last day.


there is also no reason not to announce a renewal. as with pgi's usual 'keep the player base in the dark' policy. they will also likely try to sell a mech pack a mere 2 weeks before the shutdown.

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 07:29 PM

View PostBud Crue, on 15 April 2019 - 05:45 PM, said:



I'd have difficulty believing that given the history, but whatever.

I was asking only because I have had a few former whales express to me how they are (to their apparent consternation and surprise) actually pretty happy with PGI's conduct of late (balance ain't terrible for the most part, old maps return,reskin of canyon, etc.), and how if they thought the game would still be around for a reasonable time after MW5 drops that they might be willing to drop $ on MWO again; but because PGI has given no indication that the game will even exist in a year they aren't willing to.

So I thought I would ask if anyone has heard anything.

If no one knows anything,and PGI isn't talking,no biggie. It was just a conversation that made me wonder.



Microsoft 2020 is a very different company from Microsoft in 2002. FASA digital licenses are just dead weight and no longer has any bearing in their corporate mission and objectives. I won't be surprised if they sell it to someone else, and its not likely to be worth much either now.

I won't be surprised either if PGI tries to buy the entire digital rights to Mechwarrior.

Edited by Anjian, 15 April 2019 - 07:31 PM.


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 08:02 PM

View PostLordNothing, on 15 April 2019 - 07:11 PM, said:


there is also no reason not to announce a renewal. as with pgi's usual 'keep the player base in the dark' policy. they will also likely try to sell a mech pack a mere 2 weeks before the shutdown.


That's exactly what they did with the Project Phoenix package. They didn't know if they were getting renewed but sold it anyway. We found out about the situation after the fact.

So yeah, scummy is as scummy does.

#17 Aidan Crenshaw

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 08:27 PM

https://twitter.com/...0338825216?s=09

Russ recently announced some future talk with Tom Bombadil somewhen soon.

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 12:06 AM

View PostVonBruinwald, on 15 April 2019 - 03:52 PM, said:

Is that a jab at MechAssault?
Or at the console versions of Mechwarrior 2 which also had that.

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 12:42 AM

I can't see them not securing the license, otherwise they would've stopped developing MW5

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 12:45 AM

They've also made a pretty decent amount of money from this game. Probably more than MW4 ever made.





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