How successfull will this game actually be?
I see a lot of comments from people saying that "Telltale are just for money" or "it'll bring in more money and a bigger fanbase" when they talk about this new Minecraft game- but I've got to ask, how successful will this game actually be?
For a start no Telltale fan really wanted it, and though I'm sure a lot of Telltale fans will still play it not all of them will (such as myself). So immediately this game has lost a large section of the overall Telltale fans.
Then, you have to ask, how much demand for a game like this was there from Minecraft gamers themselves? I can't really make a judgement on this as I last played Minecraft a long, long time ago and I wasn't that big of a fan, but amongst Minecraft fans I imagine there wasn't any demand either. And how many Minecrafters will actually play this game anyway- Telltale make more character based games, something which (no offence intended) the majority of Minecraft players aren't really that interested in.
A lot of people (and myself, sometimes) have spoke about this game like it's association with Minecraft is immediately going to make it popular, but that just isn't true- look at GOT, which is one of the most popular TV Shows out there right now but that success hasn't meant the Telltale version has become immensely popular (yet). There was no demand from anyone for this game, not from Telltale fans or Minecraft players, so how much money will Telltale really get out of this game? Are they trying to make a quick buck or is this just a pet project that isn't really profit motivated?
I think the success of this game may hang on whether Minecraft THEMSELVES endorse and advertise this game to their viewers. And you never know, if the Telltale version got successful enough I could easily imagine Minecraft adding in items referring to the Telltale game. However, if the people at Minecraft don't advertise the game to their players then I can't see this thing getting too much attention.
Plus, a lot of people are saying the money will come from the new younger audience the game will bring- but Telltale is (or rather has become) an adult gaming company, and how many young people (I'm guessing the average Minecraft player is around 10-14 years old, again no offence intended to those over that age) are really going to be interested in a more intellectual, character based game when they can just play Minecraft and make their own stories or play Adventure Maps (if you don't know what they are, its basically Minecrafters making little minimaps with a bunch of quests and stuff for others to play)?