Bethesda to buy another IP?

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    May 18, 2003
    Zergs!
     
  2. Yellow

    Yellow It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    May 23, 2007
    You know how easy it is to come up with creative ideas?

    Easy enough that it wouldn't cost them any money.

    No, whatever they're buying, It's for the name recognition.

    I am now halfway through planescape: torment for the first time, having started it 3 days ago just to savor it in case Bethesda ruins it for everybody.
     
  3. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    The thing is not to come up with ideas but how to make them happen. I would say its no issue for the average Joe to come up with a awesome never seen before inovative idea if you give him enough time. But to make that idea reality is a totally another story.

    Now Bethesda has not the skill to let certain things work (sadly), they get hit by a lot of "nice" ideas, but they cant implement them in a meaningfull way. I would not say those people at Bethesda are inherently uncreative. Just their lead workers are sloppy designers and programmers.
     
  4. Moving Target

    Moving Target Mildly Dipped

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    Oct 25, 2007
    Planescape, along with all the other old TSR settings, were bought out by Wizards of the Coast over a decade ago. The Planescape setting was folded into the (rather thin) 3.5 D&D book "Guide to the Planes," and in 4th edition, is gone entirely (so far.)

    There is no more Planescape, and even if there were, WoTC probably wouldn't let it go without a massive amount of cash and IP rights. I think it's safe to bet that it won't be Planescape.
     
  5. UncannyGarlic

    UncannyGarlic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 6, 2008
    I don't think anyone's suggested it yet but it could be Wing Commander seeing as Todd seems to mention it quite frequently when talking about old games and he did it again in the most recent article.
     
  6. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    I am not sure, how long has it been since EA released Arena?

    Plus I hope not, yet something else that will be ruined by Bethesda.
     
  7. UncannyGarlic

    UncannyGarlic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 6, 2008
    July 2007, though it's a spin-off and not a sequel. I agree, they have never done a flight game and I really can't seem them doing one well given their design philosophy.
     
  8. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Plus they would butcher the universe, rehashing previous games' storylines as that seems what they do best.

    As for the gameplay, well I already was severally disappointed with Arena and how a lot of Wing Commander fans embraced it, being under the impression that supporting Area would result in EA making a Wing Commander sequel like the old games.

    If anything Bethesda Wing Commander would be Arena 2.
     
  9. Corvin

    Corvin It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Nov 17, 2008
    I'd buy it. Luigi exploding Mario's head would be awesome.
     
  10. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Wing Commander? How do they want to squeze that in the gameplay of Oblivion ? :mrgreen:
     
  11. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    They cut out the vehicles and you just run aro... you just explore one planet.
     
  12. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    or the whole universe in a sand-box like way with invisible walls. Of course everything in first person. And considering the nature of a big universe no one will run in to this walls anyway ... with several light years between them ... Bethesdasong: "First Person, First Person uber alles in der Welt ..."