Expeditions: Rome

Expeditions: Rome

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MeanEaster Jan 19 @ 9:44pm
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Logic Artists close down...
And join Dynasty Studios to make a multiplayer survival game with NFTs.
The article is from December 2021, so it's a done deal.
https://venturebeat.com/2021/12/21/dynasty-studios-raises-5m-to-take-traditional-games-into-blockchain/

Expeditions: Rome is their swan song. Loved both Conquistador and Vikings, so it's sad to see.

It probably also means Rome won't be getting any major support after the launch like DLCs.
Originally posted by Jonas:
I feel the need to clarify two things.

First off, not everyone who worked on Expeditions: Rome will join Dynasty.

Secondly, as others have pointed out here, the Expeditions series has been owned by THQ Nordic since before Rome began development. The creation of Dynasty will not affect the support of Rome nor the DLC plans.

As for Dynasty I can't really talk about that because I have nothing to do with it :)
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Benjin Jan 20 @ 12:59am 
Originally posted by ゲ-で:
Originally posted by H1dan:

Its not because of THQ (because they are helping with the game) if you are having this in consideration, Logic (they are game vision and direction) just made a bad move that depicts theory about making Rome game just to fund their NFT project, and dropping Rome on THQ, which im glad because THQ can continue the game legacy if they want to do so. But Logic just showed how they want bigger cash flow around them with NFT. And those "tales" about "We dont want to work with blockchain to only earn more money and because it is profitable, we want to push something new" its just plain stupid, you can see NFT is like a financial pyramid for dummies right now.

I know it sounds mean, but why support company that wont exist anymore and fund new company with their new NFT nonsense that dont have any ties to previous Expeditions brand ideas. If THQ make new game on their own and it will be good, i will buy it without second thought.
THQ no longer exists, for like 10 years already, just in case if you didn't know.

It's obvious he meant THQ Nordic.
ゲ-で Jan 20 @ 1:00am 
Originally posted by Benjin:
Originally posted by ゲ-で:
THQ no longer exists, for like 10 years already, just in case if you didn't know.

It's obvious he meant THQ Nordic.
Some people think it's the same company, just changed their name, tho
I think its still a buy for me, as 1) Its a really good game, and those are rare these days, 2) It looks fairly stable on release, and those are rare these days, 3) Rights are owned by THQ Nordic, so should see some support, 4) not buying a good game as the company wants to try something different (even if NFTs are terrible), just feels weird, and if thats the case, i should probably stop buying almost everything, as most of those companies also make questionable decisions. I'll buy and enjoy the game :-)
Senki Jan 20 @ 1:21am 
Yeah I think buying this game is fine. Not buying their survival nft bs will still show them that we don't want NFTs in games without sacrificing a good game.
Originally posted by Benjin:
Wow, and here I was thinking that I should put my money behind this as a token of my support for the future in the form of DLCs / more games like it coming out from them etc. Glad I read this article before doing so because OP is right, that is the end of Expeditions. Thank you for sharing the link!

Bit self defeating, if you do not support this game the exec's assume that single player games are not profitable and the trend continues of not producing then to do other projects.

This has been proven to work, look at Dragon Age, which is now going to be a single player game as opposed to a live service.
As a long time logic artists fan this is incredibly disappointing they've been one my favorite studios for a long time and I was very excited for what the studio was going to do next. When they mentioned they were developing a new "original IP" this certainly was not what I was expecting. With all that being said i'm not really worried about this game as from i've read in a reviews it's already a pretty complete experience and i'm sure if the game has major success THQ Nordic will put together a team to create some DLC or post launch content of some sort as they own the IP. Still very saddening to see the studio basically being abandoned and the developers moving on to make some scummy NFT ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.
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Jonas  [developer] Jan 20 @ 1:43am 
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I feel the need to clarify two things.

First off, not everyone who worked on Expeditions: Rome will join Dynasty.

Secondly, as others have pointed out here, the Expeditions series has been owned by THQ Nordic since before Rome began development. The creation of Dynasty will not affect the support of Rome nor the DLC plans.

As for Dynasty I can't really talk about that because I have nothing to do with it :)
Benjin Jan 20 @ 1:53am 
Originally posted by Jonas:
First off, not everyone who worked on Expeditions: Rome will join Dynasty.

Unless they want to find themselves out of a job, this is not the case as the article states:

Dynasty Studios originates from Logic Artists, a Denmark-based gaming studio founded in 2011. It has made games such as the Expeditions series of titles, and it is finishing up work on Expeditions: Rome, which will be published by THQ Nordic. After that, Logic Artists will wind down and its staff will join Dynasty Studios.
Originally posted by Jonas:
I feel the need to clarify two things.

First off, not everyone who worked on Expeditions: Rome will join Dynasty.

Secondly, as others have pointed out here, the Expeditions series has been owned by THQ Nordic since before Rome began development. The creation of Dynasty will not affect the support of Rome nor the DLC plans.

As for Dynasty I can't really talk about that because I have nothing to do with it :)

Thanks for the update, we all realise that this must be sensitive and personal for you, the rest of your team and former team mates.
Great to hear that not all the talent will be moving away from the project.

Despite the negative comments the positive is that people care about the game and the series, and that is the reason for some of the strong comments.
Jonas  [developer] Jan 20 @ 1:58am 
Originally posted by Benjin:
Unless they want to find themselves out of a job, this is not the case as the article states:
There are other jobs.

As I said, THQ Nordic owns Expeditions. So we'll see what the future holds.
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Benjin Jan 20 @ 2:02am 
Originally posted by Jonas:
Originally posted by Benjin:
Unless they want to find themselves out of a job, this is not the case as the article states:
There are other jobs.

Yeah, but not at Logic Artists, because it will be closing down and its staff moving to Dynasty very soon.

Unless you're implying that the development of this game + its DLCs is moving to a different studio working for THQ Nordic and the people who worked on this game who aren't going to move over to Dynasty are going to move to that other studio to continue working on Expeditions?

EDIT: You just added "As I said, THQ Nordic owns Expeditions. So we'll see what the future holds." to your post above, so you are implying it?
Last edited by Benjin; Jan 20 @ 2:06am
Originally posted by Jonas:
Originally posted by Benjin:
Unless they want to find themselves out of a job, this is not the case as the article states:
There are other jobs.

Appreciate the update Jonas and thanks for your work on this game as well as vikings and conquistadors they are genuinely some of my favorite RPGs still very sad to hear the fate of the studio. Wish you and any of the other staff not taking part in dynasty luck in the future.
Snefru Jan 20 @ 2:08am 
Originally posted by Donald J. Trump:
Originally posted by Jonas:
There are other jobs.

Appreciate the update Jonas and thanks for your work on this game as well as vikings and conquistadors they are genuinely some of my favorite RPGs still very sad to hear the fate of the studio. Wish you and any of the other staff not taking part in dynasty luck in the future.

Well said, Mr. President.
Lamiosa Jan 20 @ 2:08am 
No matter which way the devs or new games go, the expeditions series were a success and sold well, so why dump it? Every publisher should know not to shut down something that sells.
Misty Jan 20 @ 2:12am 
i cant believe they are doing this and yes NFT have ruin a series of games ,they been pushing a lot of PR with this game over the last few months only to sell out and screw anyone who spends money on this game and after reading the article of them shutting down the studio i will be canceling my pre-order also ,this is some pretty shady practices not telling us about this and selling this game known they are out of business
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