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stoleviathan99 11-05-2012 05:01 PM

Cryptic and Disney
 
So... MTV is reporting rumors that following the Lucas acquisition, Disney may be buying Hasbro. Hasbro owns D&D. Aka Neverwinter.

This would make Cryptic a Disney licensee on Neverwinter.

It would also mean that Disney's MMOs would be spread across a number of development houses, including Cryptic, Bioware/EA, Gazillion, and Disney Interactive.

voporak 11-05-2012 05:05 PM

Hmm... Am I seeing mouse in the future of STO?

stoleviathan99 11-05-2012 05:15 PM

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Originally Posted by voporak (Post 6420641)
Hmm... Am I seeing mouse in the future of STO?

Frankly, I find that unlikely. It would be more likely that Disney would offer to buy Cryptic or pay a license termination fee, if possible, on Neverwinter and DDO in favor of an in house online D&D game since they prefer to be the distributor for their own property.

Or NW would get delayed and Disney would jump in as a co-publisher.

I have to imagine in the event of a Hasbro acquisition, they'd value D&D highly along with Transformers and G.I.Joe and look to play an active role in things like Neverwinter.

It would be a lot different dealing with Disney than dealing with CBS on STO. The flip side is that I think Disney would pump resources into NW in some fashion, assuming they didn't have a way to pull it back for a termination fee. And they'd probably have things they'd actively ask to include more than being a straight yes or no approval type deal. I've heard CBS has done some of that but I can see Disney being much more hands on... But also pumping cash into promotional expenses in exchange for the cooperation they'd be demanding.

It's all rumors. Possibly interesting ones though.

centersolace 11-05-2012 05:23 PM

If this means we can have Drizzt beat the **** out of Darth Maul in the next Kingdom Hearts game.....

....I would be okay with that honestly.......

voporak 11-05-2012 05:40 PM

*chuckles* Leviathan, don't take my comment too seriously, that's my jump-to-far-off-conclusions side. It comes with the job of being chief intelligence officer in your fleet. :D

stoleviathan99 11-05-2012 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by centersolace (Post 6420801)
If this means we can have Drizzt beat the **** out of Darth Maul in the next Kingdom Hearts game.....

....I would be okay with that honestly.......

Or Wheelie from Transformers and Jar Jar could meet up at Disneyland.

khayuung 11-05-2012 06:51 PM

Disney should just buy up every MMO in existence and we can finally have one continuous world separated by quantum mechanics.

daveyny 11-05-2012 06:53 PM

Isn't that what the Internetz is?

;)

khayuung 11-05-2012 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by daveyny (Post 6421711)
Isn't that what the Internetz is?

;)

That just has too many loading screens!



Oh wait.

centersolace 11-05-2012 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by stoleviathan99 (Post 6421591)
Or Wheelie from Transformers and Jar Jar could meet up at Disneyland.

Or we could freeze em' both in carbonite. And the Disney Channel. :P


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