“What are your feelings on what CCP is trying to do with Eve Online and Dust514? …” – JW It’s interesting. I find it intriguing to tie multiple products within the same IP together. It seems like some people will really love it, especially those who play both styles of games. I do wonder, however, about the wisdom of tying games so very different from one another together so tightly.
Some people will really want to participate in one game, but will have no interest in the other. This might facilitate cross-game communities, or it might make the communities resent one another.
More unsettling than that, to me, is that they’re essentially taking something away from EVE players that they’ve had for some time and making it cross-game. Creating an interdependency where one did not previously exist is dangerous and will create quite a bit of discontent.
Do I see this trend continuing in the future? Definitely, to some degree. It’s natural to tie products together in some way, but I’d generally expect most of those ties to be a bit looser and less interdependent in most games. That said, CCP does as CCP does, and I respect them for sticking to their guns.
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