i agree in a very humble and sincere way and with all respect to Both Brad and Paul and Fred.
I've been a forum member for quite sometime at Stardock, i just created this account as i don't want to be known who i am as i like to compliment both sides for their work and engage with the forum members in a positive light as this is a game deeply close to our hearts, and i in no way ever want any issues to influence these two wonderful companies and creative passionate talent on both sides.
But since this unfortunate occurance has sprung up i am forced to create this temporary account as i just feel i'd like to give an opinion as well
It's a very sensitive matter for P&F and i can fully understand it as explained below, on the other hand Stardock feels entitled to what they do as their understanding of the agreement obviously was different.
So no one's at fault i feel, however some toes are being stepped on a little, it's just a matter of getting both sides to work towards an agreement and walk away from this with no hard feelings.
This is how i see it.
P&F created SC 1 and 2, telling them they cannot use the brand
is like telling them they did not create SC1 and 2, their brand was a direct result of their success, and to use it, is the reward and recognition for the work that they have done, that is why i undertsand their frustration, they put their heart and soul into creating it,so i feel they should be entitled to use the SC2 brand to market their sequel.
In saying that i'm not giving a one sided opinion here, i want to see both games being made, P&F Starcontrol sequal i have been waiting my whole life to see happen !
Stardock came in and so far i am happy with the work they have done, so i want their game to exist as well.
Here is what i feel needs to be done:
I feel Both parties should be able to use the SC2 brand, one under Stardock and the other under Atari ? (if that is what Precursor will fall under?)
If P&F wants their's to be the true sequal of sc2, then let it be, changes to how and when things play out can be reshuffled.
I really really really really don't want to see this go under like the command and conquer series decades ago, with sour parties on both sides and the one party so angry
that it deliberately halted a franchise that would've been ranked in the first 3 genres of all time today.