DAISHI wrote: »
lol the 'creators' is a vague thing. Over the lifetime of a franchise a property is recreated time and again by a vast number of individuals. Which is why IP is a transferable singular thing, because there's no one creator. Ron certainly didn't create Curse, or Escape or Tales.
Johro wrote: »
Nothing new any way. Disney has a habit of sitting on properties even more than LA. They like to know what they have and what they can do with it. Sadly, in a lot of cases, they're happy just doing nothing and waiting until they want to do something... if they ever do.
Vainamoinen wrote: »
First of all, Disney won't "sell" licenses. They buy them for keeps.
Leplaya wrote: »
Just curious. Has anyone from Double Fine or Telltale have commented about Lucasarts being closed by Disney and(are they planning) on buying the rights for the adventure games? I know I remember Ron commented something regarding on MI/Pirates.
RAnthonyMahan wrote: »
The Sam and Max Facebook page (which I'm pretty sure is run by Telltale)
puzzlebox wrote: »
Nope, it's a fan page.
Vainamoinen wrote: »
I don't believe that. Disney has survived because they're fucking their licenses like crazy. There's hardly a successful Disney movie without the cheapest part twos and threes. Disney has chosen not to value the licenses they got as a bonus with Star Wars. But not making money with it when the possibility arises?? Bullshit, of course they will.
That doesn't make all well in Disneyland though.
First of all, Disney won't "sell" licenses. They buy them for keeps. They may lend licenses out. And the second they do that, we'll have a bunch of ugly and thorough Disney lawyers on board who will shape that deal into unmistakable excretion form. Do's and don'ts of the story, this character not and that character not, main character and his/her personality to remain unchanged by the end of the new story, dictated DRM and what have you.
I'm fed up with that stuff. Telltale shouldn't buy anything if these strings remain attached. Monkey Island especially. Either make an own IP with ZERO strings attached or get yourself a license where you're on friendly and personal terms with the owner (a certain Steve Purcell comes to mind).