GeneralWalnut wrote:I know I said it before but I wouldn't worry too much about it. The Gamexplain video about them dropping jonathon tronathon has about 138,000 views and far more likes than dislikes, so the vocal group of trash babies aren't even numerous enough to make a dent there.
If the game is good it'll do fine, and the scum suckers of the internet will move onto the next thing that either says racism is bad or acknowledges that people other than white dudes exist. Heck I mean, Grant Kirkhope unlocked his twitter after like a day, so it probably hasn't even been as bad a reaction as they were expecting, even with the forums being bombarded with "white genocide is real" nutsos.
Foxune wrote:If the game flops, I don't think it'd be a direct result of the JonTron nonsense. Sure it'll have an impact on the sales, but I believe it'll be extremely minor. If you actually slog through the YookaLaylee hashtag on Twitter or any video on Youtube ranting about it, a large chunk of the people commenting negatively about Yooka-Laylee outright state that they weren't even interested in the game to begin with.
All-in-all, I think that if this game ends up selling poorly, it probably would've sold poorly without the JonTron drama. The effect it has on sales, for better or worse, is gonna be minuscule.
Rawk wrote:The first step will be to find literally any other publisher to partner with since Team17's community manager is the last person they need interacting with fans going forward. From insulting "all the anime avatars" (despite looking like an anime character himself) to making people think that actual Yooka-Laylee developers were banning everyone on the Steam forums, Playtonic really doesn't need that association.
rocho wrote:If the game ever flops (which I find difficult) one of two may happen.
1. They move into making their second game and try to be better.
2. The company is disbanded and NINTENDO BETTER BE FAST to offer this amazing people a Job.
GeneralWalnut wrote:Speaking of Grant Kirkhope, he is/was friends with JonTron as are a few other Playtonic devs and he even had him on his youtube channel awhile back:
What might happen to Playtonic if Yooka-Laylee flops...
Pokemaniac Dan wrote:Doubt the game will flop over a mumbling voice being removed.
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