FASA to fall?

Aww, muffins… your RPG is no longer an RPG and that’s upsetting, I understand that. But as with all situations like this, speak with your wallet if it’s a major issue. Personally, I don’t agree with turning Shadowrun into… this… but I have serious doubts about whether a proper Shadowrun RPG would be anything more than a middling success. I think some of you have vastly overestimated the size of the fanbase.

It is slightly weird that on the one hand the fan base is too small to justify a Shadowrun RPG, but on the other hand it is big enough to justify a Shadowrun FPS. How many people are there that care about Shadowrun but prefer an FPS? Maybe they just figure that they might as well slap on the name to get a little extra publicity, because hey, they don’t have to pay a fee to use it. If they called it CyberElfStrike people wouldn’t be discussing it nearly as much.

Yeah, I agree with that. I don’t think slapping the Shadowrun brand on it makes sense. That being said, is the game even high on the radar outside of the internet? My 18-year-old brother-in-law, who plays way more games than I do, and who I’d call a “360 fanboy,” hasn’t even heard of it. Edit: (yes, just one bit of anecdotal evidence)…

you’re a cruel and spiteful man. Here’s some more salt for my wounds, thanks.

Some of my buddies at work, the newly formed xbox360 team, are excited about the merging of the 360 and PC communities. “Time to put your money where your mouth is, mouse boy” they’re going. Sad for them the only PC guy around (me) won’t be touching it with a ten foot pole. But yes, people are noticing Shadowrun, but for none of the same reasons I did (coming across the sourcebooks in a second hand bookstore and falling in love).

I don’t require a Shadowrun game to be an RPG. I just require it to be like Shadowrun and at least pay attention to what makes Shadowrun what it is. In fact, I think the best Shadowrun RPG would be more of a FPS action adventure. But the only thing this abortion has in common with Shadowrun is that there are trolls, elves, and magic. They’ve ignored everything that makes Shadowrun what it is.

Don’t believe a single thing Mitch said in that interview, people have been leaving Shadowrun and FASA for quite a while now. I’d put a large sum of money on Shadowrun selling 50k units and FASA closing right afterwards.

Multiplayer BattleTech 3025 for the 360 and PC would be so awesome…

Oh wait… it was already made, too bad it got cancelled!

It doesn’t justify it because of the costs. (at least in the mind of Microsoft)

An RPG is far more expensive to make than a Multiplayer FPS.

Not due to a lack of interest, trust me.

So it should be remade.

Cmon, the game had terrible graphics and very basic gamplay, and there were enough people in Beta to probably break even on the game.

It doesn’t have to be mega budget. It could even be a fan project!

But this time make sure to get the rights. -.-

You said it chummer.