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:
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  3. Angthoron Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    This news breaks my heart.
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  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.
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  5. ortucis Scholar

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    All DA2 fans?






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  6. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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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.
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  7. commie The Last Marxist Patron

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

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

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    I was. :(
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  10. thesheeep Liturgist

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    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo *breathes* ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  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!
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  12. kofeur Educated

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

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

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    And there was much rejoicing.
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  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.
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  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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