Tacticular Cancer: We'll have your balls

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Development Info ArcaniA Add-on Delayed due to Diverse Legal Positions

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by Jason, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. Jason chasing a bee

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    Tags: Gothic 4: Arcania; JoWood Productions

    <p>In a move destined to disappoint wonky, sub-par RPG fans around the world, JoWood has <a href="http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?s=21ee93887d53169fec8008104bb8debe&amp;t=1805913" target="_blank">delayed ArcaniA &ndash; Fall of Setarrif</a> indefinitely.</p>
    <blockquote>Vienna, Austria, March 23rd 2011; JoWooD has to delay the add-on &ldquo;ArcaniA &ndash; Fall of Setarrif&ldquo; indefinitely. The legal background of the official add-on to &ldquo;ArcaniA - Gothic 4&rdquo; is unclear and diverse legal positions with the BVT fund that financed the main game are present.<br /><br />&ldquo;It&rsquo;s uncertain whether the game can be released onto the market in its current form&rdquo;, explains Stefan Berger, Business Development Manager JoWooD, &ldquo;of course this must be investigated and settled before the release - unfortunately&rdquo;. Due to this fact JoWooD officially announces, that the release of the Add-On has been set on hold and will be delayed indefinitely for now.</blockquote>
    <p><br /><em>Thanks to jdaubenb for sharing this tragic news</em></p>
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  2. Zarniwoop Destiny Cleanser

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    Ah, some good news on the Codex at last. Feel free to delay that shit all you want.


    I knew I made the right move in finally signing up. :smug:
  3. Angthoron Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    This news breaks my heart.
  4. Alex Arcane

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    Maybe not, but I still hate to see a game stopped because of legal reasons. I mean, was there ever a time when a game that run into legal troubles would actually really harm the plaintiff? All cases I ever heard about were companies using the legal system to try to wind market advantages.
  5. ortucis Educated

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    All DA2 fans?






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  6. Metro Arcane

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    Eh, the press release is probably just poorly worded. From what I recall JoWood is under the control of a corporate receiver as a result of their bankruptcy proceedings. So maybe they thought the costs of marketing, production, whatever wouldn't be profitable enough given projected sales. The company is basically being run in a manner to pay off their debt at this point.
  7. commie Magister Patron

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    Damn it! What will Darth Roxor review now?
  8. Blackula Educated

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    Maybe this game was too shitty even for jewood standards? Think about it; worse than Forsaken Gods...
  9. Mastermind Arcane

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    I was. :(
  10. thesheeep Arbiter

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    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo *breathes* ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. Shannow Waster of Time

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    I was so looking forward to Darth's double deview of "ArCaniA: The shittyness continues" and "Dragon Age 2: Will the shittiness ever stop?"...:(

    Fucking Jowood, robbed me of entertainment once again :x
    Damn you, damn you to hell!
  12. kofeur Educated

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    Sometimes it's fun to play a shitty game just for the heck of it :)
  13. Trojan_generic Scholar

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    This. Jowood is essentially dead. Good luck with the patches for this add-on.
  14. ChristofferC Liturgist

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    And there was much rejoicing.
  15. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    I am deeply saddened by this turn of events.


















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  16. made Arcane

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    Rumor has it Jewood tried to screw BVT out of its share from DLC sales - DLC that was developed alongside the game, financed by BVT. There's potential lulz to be had here if the dispute can draw media attention to that practice.
  17. villain of the story Unwanted

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    Possibly because PB still owns the IP. JW has only acquired the rights to a Gothic 3 expansion and a "Gothic 4". After that, they would have to be a licensee of PB to keep using the setting and the name or stop using it altogether.

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