Destraex wrote:Now that got me thinking about other games that people have said to wait patiently for lately. The amount of games that come out as alpha for years and never really fully releasing. The communities mostly gone by the time they do because they have either failed or the community has migrated to other games. The kickstarters that promise and make you wait for things they do not really have the skill to finish or because the teams are so small as to take years to achieve what a professional team would do very quickly.
Think of the developer profile a bit further. Individual developers, small teams, or teams with unconvincing/short CVs do early access and kick starter, because they can't get the money otherwise. Eugen is well established and actually a fairly large studio already. Plus I can't see how SD2 as a product/project would entail a significant risk over the X number of games that were roughly similar. They would have access to other sources of funding, perhaps even including accumulated past profits.