- Jul 4, 2006
I disagree ! For example if Sony had this on the Playstation 3 the first thing you wouldnt have is the player base paying through the nose for MA to develope this Beta experience! Imagine the benefit of tens of thousands actually playing and participating in this economy? A large company like Sony could easily afford the development and they wouldnt have to !!!! thier clients in order to develope future expansion and that means you have a happier community because everyone can afford to play.Plus the opportunity to advertise ingame other products and services plus promotional events for Sony movies and music could be huge!Entropia Universe could be a truly awesome entertainment platform. Entropians the Movie is starting in 20 minutes head to your Entropia theatre now Awesome! Holy crap i just looted rl movie tickets ? Sweet !Any of those big global companies would have shut down the servers for good on several occasions already. Look at the project history of all those companies, if something doesn't take off rather fast it gets abandoned.
You can say about MindArk management what you want but a rather small company is the only way i see how such a project could have survived all those years and how it will survive for many more.
As a player i don't like the planet partner concept because it ruins the homogeneity of the experience but i think it is the best way to keep the platform provider small and let other (also rather small) companies manage what MindArk is not good at, or rather, does not care to be good at.
I trust an compound of small companies way more with the future developement of EU then any big global player.