South Park Stick of Truth Team Doubts Kickstarter

Obsidian: You must respect their authority

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South Park Stick of Truth Team Doubts Kickstarter
Following its success with South Park: The Stick of Truth, Obsidian won't be going it alone because, with one exception Kickstarting big games just won't work for console games.

The team has really impressive track record with work with AAA titles such as Fallout, Knights of the Old Republic and Neverwinter Nights, and its own ongoing Kickstarter project Pillars of Eternity but CEO Feargus Urquhart can't the latter course of action being any good for big projects.

"I would love to say that I could go up on Kickstarter," he tells CVG, "and raise $15, $20, $30 million dollars to do our own big triple-A console game. But the reality is - minus Star Citizen - that's probably a little bit of a pipe dream. When it comes to making bigger console RPGs, us working with publishers makes sense."

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Edwin 26 Apr 2014 00:01
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Well, yeah, if you have the option to work for a big publisher then why would you use kickstarter? Kickstarter is for independent game makers who don't have that option. 10 million is the most anyone has been able to raise from kickstarter but it wasn't for a game... it was for a watch. That's right, a watch. A customizable, water-resistant watch.
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