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Old 01-25-2024, 11:49 AM   #81
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Well this isn't good.

TMNT: The Last Ronin Dev Reportedly Cut in Half After Layoffs

I think most of us were worried about the team behind this game behind able to handle the scope of the project, but I wouldn't be surprised if this ends up being dead in the water after this. Would love to be proved wrong, but the gaming industry right now is being rocked by layoffs across the board.
Well, there it is. It'll just be another "Out of the Shadows"/"Mutants in Manhattan"... out of money and half-baked.
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Old 01-25-2024, 03:54 PM   #82
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Oh well...it is as good as dead, unless devs pull out a small miracle.
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Old 01-25-2024, 04:08 PM   #83
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Oh well...it is as good as dead
Or they'll do what they always do when they run out of money on a current gen TMNT game... they'll put it out anyway half-baked to try and recoup the money they've already spent.
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Old 01-25-2024, 07:50 PM   #84
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Or they'll do what they always do when they run out of money on a current gen TMNT game... they'll put it out anyway half-baked to try and recoup the money they've already spent.
I honestly don't think it even got that far. And now with 50% of the staff cut, I think it's as good as dead unless another studio takes over.
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Old 01-25-2024, 10:55 PM   #85
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Gee, maybe they should have kept it under wraps until it was close to done instead of disappointing people. I'm not much if a gamer, but I'd have watched people's play through videos for sure and looked forward to it.

Now Paramount, go make us a movie to make up for it...
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Old 01-25-2024, 11:46 PM   #86
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I honestly don't think it even got that far. And now with 50% of the staff cut, I think it's as good as dead unless another studio takes over.
You're probably right.
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Old 01-26-2024, 01:06 AM   #87
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Or they'll do what they always do when they run out of money on a current gen TMNT game... they'll put it out anyway half-baked to try and recoup the money they've already spent.
Same difference.
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Old 01-26-2024, 01:11 AM   #88
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And don't worry. You guys aren't alone. About 10 years ago Highlander fans were about to get a pretty slick, Ninja Gaiden-like game. But then at some point they realized the fandom was like 800 people... and none of them wanted a slasher, so it folded after they spent millions.
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Old 01-26-2024, 03:33 AM   #89
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Not a big deal to me if another developer takes over. I doubt the game just flat out doesn’t happen. Someone will make it.
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Old 01-26-2024, 10:00 AM   #90
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Not a big deal to me if another developer takes over. I doubt the game just flat out doesn’t happen. Someone will make it.
Unlikely. Other companies picking up other companies' scraps is pretty rare to see.
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Old 01-26-2024, 12:38 PM   #91
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Unlikely. Other companies picking up other companies' scraps is pretty rare to see.
Not quite, but results usually are bad.
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It seemed very early into development though so another team could potentially take over the license not the game.
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Old 01-27-2024, 08:13 PM   #93
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Old 01-27-2024, 09:18 PM   #94
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How far do you think they got into finishing this game? If the company got hacked like Insomniac did with their Wolverine game, would there be anything to show?
I'd bet serious money on concept art & character design sheets, and that being the furthest it went. I'd be dumbfounded if 3D modeling software was ever opened for this project.

Worth noting that there are currently sweeping layoffs happening across the game industry (among others). So while the project seems doomed now, I believe this had more to do with the state of the industry than the individual developer.
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If this game was canned before any kind of actual builds were made, it is dead. Unless there is very strong creative will behind the project to keep it afloat and revive it.
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I'd bet serious money on concept art & character design sheets, and that being the furthest it went. I'd be dumbfounded if 3D modeling software was ever opened for this project.
Based on the small amount that we even heard, it seemed like all they really had was just concept art. This was something they really probably shouldn't have announced at all until it was way further into development. More areas of gaming really need to take the post-Metroid Prime 4 Nintendo approach. Don't announce anything until you're like 98% finished.
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Damn it.
I was looking forward to this.
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Old 04-01-2024, 12:10 PM   #98
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Old 04-01-2024, 02:10 PM   #99
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Lolol happy April first y’all
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Old 04-02-2024, 04:37 AM   #100
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Not quite, but results usually are bad.
Well there was the Ghostbusters video game from 2009. It switched publishers and still turned our pretty good.
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