Fair enough, but of those who remains, I wonder how many could actually work on Boundless.
For instance, do you think it’s actually possible that once Baldur’s Gate 3 is out, assuming Larian doesn’t put people on expansion-content and/or bug-fixes for another year, that James could manage to put them back on Boundless? If Wonderstruck still exists, can they even release a new Wonderstruck game without Larian having their say in it?
In light on their situation with Square Enix and Larian, do you think James still thinks he owes us anything anymore, beyond some easy-quick fixes?
Maybe he does, since I believe the money from sovereign sales goes to Wonderstruck. But would that money be enough to make them finish Update 249?
And so I do wonder where that money goes. Is James keeping it safe until it pools enough to actually pay employees to do the work to finish-up Update 249?
Or is that money just their share of the intellectual property of Boundless, their share of the deal with Square Enix, and they think they owe nothing else to players, not even finishing-up Update 249 (to clarify, I’m not saying they are happy about the situation of Boundless, but are they concerned enough about it to go back to working on it seriously)? Maybe all that sovereign money is being spent on other stuff…
We’re always quoting that post of James from almost a year ago where he said “work is slow” and such, but it seems pretty obvious that it’s not just slow. It’s completely stopped. Is it on stand-by or completely over, done, page turned?
And while all of this is going on, it fascinates me that people are still like “oh, hey, devs, when you got the time, could you do this pls?”.