Good news Battletech fans, Paradox will publish Harebrained Schemes new game

Subject: General Tech | May 17, 2017 - 02:56 PM |
Tagged: battletech, paradox, gaming, Kickstarter

The Kickstarter for the new turn based Battletech gaming was wildly successful with 41,733 backers pledging $2,785,537 and now we have even more good news.  Paradox Interactive, they of the continual updates and addins to published games have agreed to publish the new Battletech game.  Not only does this ensure solid support for players after release but could mean we see a long lineup of expansions after release, Paradox just added another major expansion to EU4 four years after its release.  For backers there is even more news, the closed beta will kick off in June and there is a new video of multiplayer gameplay you can watch.

"The long life of these internally developed games is a core part of Paradox’s business model, but the company is also expanding as a publisher. That includes not only third-party originals like Battletech, but ports of existing titles such as Prison Architect on tablet."

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May 17, 2017 | 07:09 PM - Posted by Butthurt Beluga

There we go, use those dumb consumers to pay for the funding of your game, and then get a big publisher (who they probably already had in their back pocket) to foot the rest of their bills.

Is there any market as stupid as gamers? They're like a bottomless pit of easily siphoned cash.

May 17, 2017 | 07:51 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Well, generally you pay the publishers to do that part of the work so you can focus on game development and patches, not the other way round, but OK.

May 18, 2017 | 08:41 AM - Posted by psuedonymous

It seems be be a weird quirk of some people who donate to a crowdfunding campaign, and assume that means YOU CAN NEVER TAKE ANY MONEY FROM ANYONE ELSE.

May 18, 2017 | 09:47 AM - Posted by LazarusIV

They got the Kickstarter campaign funds to start development of the game, which they did. This new deal with Paradox (a fantastic publisher in their own right) breathes a lot of life into this game not only for the initial release, but especially for the long-run of the game. Your viewpoint is rather negative and short-sighted... like you're looking for a reason to be upset. Username checks out.

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