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# 1 Cryptic and Disney
11-05-2012, 05:01 PM
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.
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# 2
11-05-2012, 05:05 PM
Hmm... Am I seeing mouse in the future of STO?
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# 3
11-05-2012, 05:15 PM
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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.
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# 4
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.......
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# 5
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.
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# 6
11-05-2012, 06:44 PM
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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.
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# 7
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.
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# 8
11-05-2012, 06:53 PM
Isn't that what the Internetz is?

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# 9
11-05-2012, 06:55 PM
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Isn't that what the Internetz is?

That just has too many loading screens!



Oh wait.
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That's right, if we light up the dream in our hearts without averting our eyes;
We should be able to walk whatever tomorrow comes...

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# 10
11-05-2012, 09:29 PM
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Or Wheelie from Transformers and Jar Jar could meet up at Disneyland.
Or we could freeze em' both in carbonite. And the Disney Channel.
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