What's your opinion on early access games? I mean... It's like buying a unfinished movie because of all the hype and expecting it to be good. This isn't anything related to Rust, but paying for any early access games in general. In some cases it's good that they are getting money for development but in other cases, it seems like a sneaky move because you're paying for an unfinished game.
What’s your opinion on early access games?
Generally speaking, I think it’s a good thing.
I mean… It’s like buying a unfinished movie because of all the hype and expecting it to be good.
I wouldn’t necessarily agree with that. A person would only purchase a game, if at that point in development they themselves, deem it to be worthy of a purchase; that they are willing to fund it. At least that’s what I hope they do. You could liken it to Kickstarter, though in this case, you get the product straight away.
it seems like a sneaky move because you’re paying for an unfinished game.
Yeah, you are. It isn’t sneaky, this is why it’s called Early Access, there’s nothing illusory about it. What do people expect when (and I know this isn’t about rust, I’m just using it as an example) they read the steam page for rust and see that we tell them the game is unfinished?
What is stopping a developer just halting development and just walking away from development forever, leaving an unfinished game for whomever has bought it? I think that’s the issue more than anything. The real concern. But I don’t think any developer has the gonads to make such a stupid move.
For us here at Facepunch; we’re dead set on making an awesome game and we don’t intend on just dropping it. The people who have contributed to rust via Early Access have made that a reality especially with the community input, It gives the playing community a voice, early in development and we appreciate it. Thank you.
So yes, I think Early Access is a good thing.