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Future direction of Compulsion Games?

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Dear Compulsion,

most probably have already heard the unexpected news, that you became a part of MS studios, together with several other innovative game makers.

I'm glad you clarified, that you still plan to release We Happy Few for Linux DRM-free. Do you know what will be your future approach and direction? To be honest, I have little trust that MS can do the right thing and not mess things up, since they are known for their lock-in and exclusivity attitude. So may be you can answer these questions, which I'm sure affect a significant number of your current backers:

1. Do you still plan to use crowdfunding or with MS it won't be your method anymore?

2. Will you still make Linux games?

3. Will you continue releasing in DRM-free stores?

4. Will you have control of what kind of games you'll be making, or MS will decide that for you?

Thanks, and I hope you can clarify the above.

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Hello,

1. We will no longer go through crowdfunding but we'll continue to look for opportunities to take care of our earliest KS backers. 

2.  and 3. We do not know yet. That's a question for Microsoft.

4. Yes; our discussions indicated we would retain our creative freedom.

 

 

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Thanks. I'll wait for more info on 2-3 then. There are a couple of DRM-free Linux games published by MS (Dust Elysian Tail and Mark of the Ninja both list Microsoft Studios as a publisher), but in general they look more like exception to the rule. I hope you'll have some say in that and will continue DRM-free Linux releases.

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