MadMax1998 wrote:hard to believe coincidence that two, three, four different 6DOF projects are just starting to appear right now after decades of silence in the genre.
It hasn't been decades of silence. It's been decades of loud shitty projects, loud half-finished attempts, and loud failures due to Interplay pulling support. Miner Wars, Retrovirus, Talon, and NeonXSZ were all either released or showing serious gameplay footage in late 2012 and early 2013. Before that there was dev work being done on Into Cerberon, Core Decision, Gunship Apocalypse, and the prior incarnation of GeoCore.
What's weird is we might have 3 actually-good
6dofs hit the market within 6 months of each other, instead of a bunch of bad 6dofs. SolC is finishing up a 3-year development cycle, GeoCore is potentially finishing up a 5+ year cycle, and STFU/D:U should be released in about a year.
it could go the other way around and just give more people exposure to our game, with Wingman and some D:U fans pointing the finger to us
We've already seen it -- there are people registering for this forum who came from D:U. There are people playing D1 who came from D:U. Pilots want to fly, and more pilots is a good thing, and any good 6dof is going to be creating new pilots and drawing the attention of old pilots. And you don't even have to deal with Interplay, you can just let their officially-licensed game drive traffic to yours