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Will Interplay Ever Release a Descent 4?

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Will Interplay Ever Release a Descent 4?
« on: September 30, 2009, 02:21:21 PM »
Well, what do you think? Is it possible?
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Re: Will Interplay Ever Release a Descent 4?
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2009, 02:59:18 PM »
No.

But the Open Descent Foundation will...  ::)
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Re: Will Interplay Ever Release a Descent 4?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2009, 05:02:53 PM »
Love the choices.  ;D

I  don't see it being possible for Interplay.  Someone or some other group could, but it will take some doing.

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Re: Will Interplay Ever Release a Descent 4?
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2009, 07:15:36 PM »
It's time to reunite Matt Toschlog, Mike Kulas, John Slagel, and the rest of the development team. Toss on more skilled members (perhaps some who were once in the D3 community and have moved on to more modern engines) to have a team worthy of today's game development.

Of course that won't happen

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Re: Will Interplay Ever Release a Descent 4?
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2009, 08:25:08 PM »
Unfortunatly the answer is a big NO. With all the crap going on with Interplay, their troubles, and the bad economy I just don't see it happening.
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Re: Will Interplay Ever Release a Descent 4?
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2009, 06:10:47 AM »
Also boils back down to the rights, too. They're all fragmented and scattered all over the gaming community, and if anybody forget to obtain a piece, you're stuck until you get it.  ::)

Of course, I'm hoping all of those people just allow the rights to eventually lapse, and then that issue's resolved. It'd be a long wait, though, and of course, there's always going to be the chance that somebody's going to be greedy and hang onto them even though they aren't doing anything with the rights, and the rights aren't doing anything for them.  >:(
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Re: Will Interplay Ever Release a Descent 4?
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2009, 07:58:48 AM »
Great poll question.  :D

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Re: Will Interplay Ever Release a Descent 4?
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2009, 08:43:02 AM »
No, not interplay. Too much bad management.

I don't think we'll see another Descent until someone else releases a successful 6DOF game (Miner Wars?) and proves there is a market for it.
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Re: Will Interplay Ever Release a Descent 4?
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2009, 12:53:27 PM »
I'd really like to see something with people from the old team (not the D3 team) but I really doubt that will happen

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Re: Will Interplay Ever Release a Descent 4?
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2012, 12:54:59 PM »
That this is an old thread I know, but I have interests for it hehe :)

So thereby I voted the bolded no haha, it kinda looked like that I had a choice, right? xDDDDD
Even that I have some hope for a D4 and a FS3, I hope so so there is more to collect.

On the other hand, to be realistic, well it won't happen, well not yet anyways. Just like Pyro Jockey said, Interplay has a very bad management, they are a great bunch of lads, but they have been out of the game for so long, since 2004 if memory services correctly.

If Minerwars does succeed it may let loose some idea's but for most gamers they prefer something simple over something complicated and disorientating, gamers like us should be seen as very rare occasions, but yes I will always have hope for a new Descent and Freespace definitely, I don't see why not  8) 

Freespace btw also has the Tri-Chording bug, nowadsys it can be used to your advantage as well, gameplay wise they are similar, but still Descent is more my thing, it's just something you won't see coming back for quite a few years, such a shame Interplay is still hanging on to the rights of Descent 3, this one can be so much improved, same like Descent 1 and 2 have been thanks to DXX-Rebirth & D2X-XL.

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Re: Will Interplay Ever Release a Descent 4?
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2012, 09:48:34 PM »
I honestly wonder if Interplay would notice if another company made a Descent clone. Couldn't name it Descent 4 though, I bet they'd jump for a chance to sue if it was easy enough. Hmmmm....

If you think about it, Half Life 2 came out in 2004 for PC. D3 came out in 1999. We have 5 more years right to complain than the most angry group of fans on the internet.
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Re: Will Interplay Ever Release a Descent 4?
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2012, 07:51:27 AM »
Ha-ha, yeah, I suppose we do on that count. :D

On the other hand, I've noticed there seems to be a discreet but sudden upsurge in interest in Descent, because I've been seeing slightly more expressions of interest in it as of late than I have in the past, so if that trend continues, we could see new games. Maybe not a D4 (but as always, I still secretly hope against hope), but other Descent like clones. I mean, we've already got Miner Wars that has successfully been getting off the ground and has garnered a fair amount of attention, and that upcoming "Retrovirus" game that is deliberately very Descent-like too. There could very well be more in the future. :D
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Re: Will Interplay Ever Release a Descent 4?
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2012, 07:27:15 PM »
The poll is evenly split. Fascinating!
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Re: Will Interplay Ever Release a Descent 4?
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2012, 12:20:33 AM »
Well, this is old. Short answer is a big "no". Long answer is: what, do you think anyone could pull that off?

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Re: Will Interplay Ever Release a Descent 4?
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2012, 07:17:36 AM »
The odds of the Wiiware is more likely, and I don't even see that happening. Descent has been a blast, but no matter how much we may love it, I can't see it happening. This has been talked about for years.

 

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