What might happen to Playtonic if Yooka-Laylee flops...

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Postby PurpleFyrus » Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:13 am

microsoft, that would be ironic lol

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Postby sourrags » Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:35 am

I really hope that this game flops, and the Devs never work again.

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Postby Rawk » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:52 am

Sales numbers are more important than profit for gauging reception of the actual game and who'll be following Playtonic in the future. Yooka-Laylee is enormously benefited by its Rare revival novelty buzz which Yooka-Twolee or Yooka-Whatever won't have, giving the team more than enough reason to panic if their anticipated post-release numbers don't line up.

I think Playtonic will be fine on the sales front. Instead, their biggest hurdle will be when they have literally no idea how to tell what criticism and praise is sincere and what's fabricated, whether by JonTron reactionaries or people who spent months talking about how terrible the gameplay looked but are now suddenly buying two copies of the game.

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Postby Yavga » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:02 am

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Postby Yavga » Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:46 pm

I really do wonder what Steam will do with all future refund requests from angry people after giving the game a negative review.

I mean, kickstarter backers will get a steam code so they are able to review and refund. Unless Steam would prevent this from being possible, probably the platform doesn't give a damn but it's an interesting thought nonetheless.

Yooka Laylee will spark quite the headlines after release I presume, I really do wonder if it will impact sales or future endeavors in any way.

Still I can't wait to play the game with my gf who is equally hyped!
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Postby Pgcrooner » Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:48 pm

This controversy is going to hit Playtonic hard, but I doubt it will make their game flop. If they are more careful in the future, avoid politics of any kind, and avoid being pressured into altering their vision. They and their other titles should be fine.

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Postby SpongeTheSquid » Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:30 pm

A vocal minority griping about Jon being removed isn't going to affect the games sales that much at all.

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Postby DanielGarza » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:51 pm

It is complete nonsense and unfair that all this sh…t about jonTron makes an impact on an indie team that has invested a lot of time, effort and love in this project, I really doubt YK will flop, (we are talking about experts in the matter) but if it does and has anything to do with this JonTron circus, I’m going to be really mad about it. I’ve not said any of my opinion about this whole stuff but been watching closely the development of the controversy. This is the only message I’ll post about it, I just want to say, is not fair, PT was only standing out for their values, thanks Playtonic, this speaks directly to me and hope more studios out there were like you.

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Postby Yavga » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:58 pm

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Postby Jellyfunk » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:16 pm

JonTron still has 3 million subscribers. I think it's sad to see Playtonic catering to a vocal minority, thus losing many potential sales.

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