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We Asked Ubi Some Questions ...

Postby {CH}ArticleBot » Nov 17 2016, 22:04

Before the end of October, I dispatched two questions to several Ubisoft PR representatives, hoping for an official statement:

  1. Since the development of the latest game in the franchise (Heroes VII) has now stopped, we are wondering: are there any plans for continuing the franchise with other games?
  2. There are rumours going around but no official statement has been released yet: can you confirm or deny that Erwan le Breton's team has been disbanded?
Can you guess whether we got a clear message or an ambiguous reply? Well, after hearing back from them I sent a quick follow-up, but haven't heard anything more and I think three weeks is enough time to wait. Here is the official reply:

"After more than four years of collaboration on Might and Magic projects, Ubisoft's partnership with Limbic Entertainment has come to an end. As a result, no further updates are planned for these projects or the related websites. Ubisoft wants to thank both Limbic and the community for their support and dedication over the past four years."

As you can see, the answer says that nothing new is planned, but it doesn't specifically say that there will be nothing more of the M&M franchise - which is what I'd like to know. It just says that there are no plans (not that there never will be any) and that Limbic are no longer connected with it. I guess it doesn't sound good, but we can't say anything definitive.

In case you're wondering about the second question, I did get a reply from a different PR rep but I'm not sure she realized the irony: she said she was going to forward my questions to the Might & Magic team. If the team has been disbanded, I wonder who she thinks is checking the e-mails?

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Re: We Asked Ubi Some Questions ...

Postby Antalyan » Nov 18 2016, 16:38

Actually, I'm not even sure if this statement says anything about Ubisoft having no plans regarding Might & Magic franchise at this moment. My interpretation is that there are no planned Limbic-Ubisoft projects or their updates. Nothing has been mentioned about the future of franchise itself.

As regards the second question: I have no idea if most of people in Ubisoft know what's happening, because the first reply to the support ticket I have created was that that they will pass the bug information to the team :devious: And Ubi-Moshi is (as mentioned above I suppose) also from time to time saying something about the "team to answer/look into it" ,although we know about no existing team.

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Re: We Asked Ubi Some Questions ...

Postby BahamutXero » Nov 18 2016, 22:22

I'm assuming "the team" would be internal group of people that are familiar with the project enough to bug test, etc. I've notice Moshi mentioned this several time too and that's how I interpreted it.

What irks me is if they have a team that help help troubleshoot the games, why don't they take some time and fix the obvious simple bugs like tooltips or damage/artifact calculations.

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Re: We Asked Ubi Some Questions ...

Postby Pol » Nov 19 2016, 11:30

The Team now is most likely just the skeleton at this moment or may be only a virtual. As I see it from the scarce of informatin announced, there is/was: Dev Tem - Limbic (dedicated to the game), Sales Team - Ubisoft (PR) and Support Team - Ubisoft (QA + support) - which are people taking care about many other games and this was just one of many for them.

So, there most likely still will be people taking care about this game on the Ubisoft side but not only. Question is how marginal this will be for them.

There was also really the M&M Team on the Ubi side, being responsible for designing the game, stories, grahpic and internal communication. And this is the team in the question. Also this is the team what Marzhin left. ;)
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Re: We Asked Ubi Some Questions ...

Postby Karmakeld » Nov 19 2016, 16:14

One thing is certain. The future of M&M is still uncertain. On one hand it's a clever move of Ubisoft to speak with a sock in the mouth and keep all doors opens, but on the other hand, it would just be so refreshing if Ubi actually just spoke frankly, saying something like;

We appreciate the communities commitment and support of the franchise, but also acknowledges that the basically everything about H7, from release to patching, was not a pretty sight, unfortunate things happened and things didn't turn out as planned. We can't tell you if there will be any releases in the future, but the franchise hasn't been terminated either. As we're still evaluating the process, we're not able to provide you with a clear answer to your question at the moment.

As for your second question, I'm going to forward it to our M&M team at the M&M's factory, as they're the only known M&M team left. If you do get in contact with them, please ask them what the next colored M&M will be.

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Re: We Asked Ubi Some Questions ...

Postby Erwinner » Nov 20 2016, 0:52

Team Erwin toast, no more fake ass M&M games from them, however the members of Team Erwin still with the company lol

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Postby Dalai » Nov 20 2016, 19:25

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Re: We Asked Ubi Some Questions ...

Postby ronus03 » Nov 21 2016, 15:02

That so called answer is just a friggin' copy-paste from their rubbish announcement in the Ubi forum. They're tucking their tale between their legs and scampering like the money grubbing, yellow bellied company they are.

http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/15 ... st11979030

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Re: We Asked Ubi Some Questions ...

Postby Panda Tar » Nov 24 2016, 13:34

It looks like they interpret our community as a hive of wasps. Instead of being able to sustain stings and still collect some honey from bees, wasps are a different story. And now they thread carefully when talking, noticing people here are not that thick nor harmless.
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Re: We Asked Ubi Some Questions ...

Postby Pol » Nov 24 2016, 20:36

It seems but it's mostly from the time of Heroes VII. Because Heroes V. with Fabrice were successs. Heroes VI. with Irina were also accepted well in the finale, although the game was incomplete and scrapped, it was beautiful.

But with Heroes VII. things went wrong, someone from director seat just decided to not to pay any attention and only collect the reward in advance. So he throw in his mascots and let them to fight that on their own. After all, this franchise wasn't his problem - cause it probably wasn't his franchise at all, he got it only assigned for this launch. Who was that we don't know, for sure it wasn't Erwin Le Breton. (Although he should fight.)

Hell, it seems that most of the story was captured, with exact quotes, there. Even I here, would vote for giving Verriker +1 QP, if my vote counts. :)
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Re: We Asked Ubi Some Questions ...

Postby Dalai » Nov 25 2016, 9:39

Pol wrote:Heroes V. with Fabrice were successs. Heroes VI. with Irina were also accepted well in the finale, although the game was incomplete and scrapped, it was beautiful.
OMG, you are being generous!

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