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Petition: To lease the Arcanum IP to Obsidian Entertainment

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Icelander, Feb 11, 2017.

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  1. Vorak

    Vorak Administrator Staff Member

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    Best we bottle up that excitement by locking this thread.
     
  2. Xz

    Xz Monkey Admin Staff Member

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    Locking semi-active threads in an inactive forum for no particular reason, does not seem to me to be the way to keep a forum alive.

    But alas, meh.
     
  3. Vorak

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  4. Jojobobo

    Jojobobo Well-Known Member

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    My obvious ironic invective aside, I am slimly hoping that the such a petition might remind people at Activision that they are sitting on a good IP and may make them review their policy of doing jack-shit with it (though, and rightfully so, the likelihood of them licensing it to Obsidian is in my mind 0%, as Philes pointed out initially).

    A man can dream though, a man can dream.
     
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  5. Xz

    Xz Monkey Admin Staff Member

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    But what about all that excitement at large?

    As a side note I'd like to add that a midget fortune teller who kills his customers is a small medium at large.
     
  6. Zanza

    Zanza Well-Known Member

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    My excitement has been quashed. Quashed I tell you.
     
  7. Philes

    Philes Well-Known Member

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    I'm protesting the temporary lockage by not posting in this thread.

    That'll show 'em!
     
  8. Dark Elf

    Dark Elf Administrator Staff Member

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    I am so exited that it bordered to rabies.
     
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    Hello Jojobobo.
     
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  11. Jojobobo

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    Who told you??!

    I mean, I have no idea what you're talking about.
     
  12. Jojobobo

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    Well, it hit 200 signatures. I guess that means they're sending the petition, though going off the petition page I'm not too sure what's happening. Maybe I'm too wired into crowdfunding campaigns with their flashy and explicit updates.
     
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  13. Arthgon

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    *sigh* I'm wishing them good luck, but is probably going to be like asking EA to give the license of Ultima back to LB...........never going to happen.
     
  14. Zanza

    Zanza Well-Known Member

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    Does Obsidian even want the IP though?
     
  15. DarkFool

    DarkFool Nemesis of the Ancients

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    Why Obsidian? Do they can make Skyrim with Trains and call it Arcanum, like they did with that Post-Apocalypse Skyrim series they have going? I'd sooner say hand it to those "* Enhanced Edition" fuckers that've produced hit-or-miss improved variants of most of my favorite classic games.
     
  16. Jojobobo

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    I think Obsidian could be a good job of a new 3D Arcanum game, Fallout: New Vegas is easily the best 3D Fallout game (and I'd say rivals the classic isometric ones) so they have something similar in their library already. In comparison to FO3, FO4 and Skyrim by Bethesda, FO:NV had a much richer, impactful and well written story while maintaining the great setting, which is exactly what you'd also want for an Arcanum sequel. Plus, if a deal was worked out with Obsidian, there would at least be some potential for Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky to work on it again.

    As to why Obsidian specifically, the petition states that the company "has an interest in developing a new game in the Arcanum universe", though I can't find any source for this supposed interest. Most likely I'd imagine, someone was asked during an AMA or something would you like to develop a new Arcanum game and they responded along the lines of, "Sure, why not?"

    An Enhanced Edition would also be a great idea however. From the video I posted yesterday, Arcanum has sold a significant amount of copies since the demise of Troika, so I think a remastering would be viable and profitable.

    In any case, it never hurts to drum up some talk about an IP, even if the goal of getting Obsidian to work on it is entirely out of reach.
     
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  17. Zanza

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    Bethesda to make an mmo for Arcanum thanks lolololol.
     
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