“… early access has been given to fans who bought the $50 Founders Access Passes. And to be clear — more clear than the definition of a “vertical extraction shooter” — this is early footage and you can tell in the video below by the choppy framerate, poor gun mechanics, lack of animations, sound design, etc.”
I don’t really see anything horrifically wrong with the gameplay footage provided if the game is in VERY EARLY development, however I do think charging people $50 and giving them a very incomplete demo is a bit much.
‘However, what makes the reveal sting even worse was Disrespect’s comments on the game in June. He stated in a now-deleted tweet that Deadrop “blows out anything from CoD engine.” ‘
Considering that Dr. Disrespect is a character that overhypes everything. I don’t really consider this some kind of horrific lie.
Google is one of the WORST companies in the world whenever it comes to shutting down existing projects, there is literally a website called Killed by Google that lists EVERY project that they kill yearly.
If Google is as passionate about Stadia as a service as they are claiming to be here then I’ve got some suggestions for them:
- Don’t charge people for individual games. – The convenience of a ANY streaming platform is that you pay one payment a month and have access to all (or at least most) of the games, movies, shows, music, etc. that you desire to partake in. This is Google’s biggest fail with Stadia.
- If you don’t want people to lose faith in your platform then don’t close all of your internal studios completely, or cancel all of your original games that you’ve got planned for in-house development.
- Advertise Stadia more often. – If I saw as many Google Stadia ads on YouTube as I have Google Fi recently the service might still actually be remembered, I legitimately forgot that Stadia existed before seeing this headline, and that’s sad.