All fair enough and par for the course. This blog is my opinion and NCsoft is completely free to challenge that opinion. If any of the facts are wrong, I’m happy to admit a mistake and fix it. But ultimately I stand by my opinion of how things might shake out for CoH/V.
NCsoft West has had some big successes, but also some big failures. My concerns are that CoH/V has to hit some home runs with Going Rogue in terms of active player numbers or else Paragon Studios is going to find its resources / people diverted, just as many of those working for NCsoft Europe did. CoH/V won’t be canned overnight if Going Rogue isn’t deemed a success – it still brings in about 7% of NCsoft’s annual worldwide sales revenue, according to the Q4 2008 Earnings Report – but I can’t see the same level of reinvestment continuing into the title either.
As for NCsoft being excited for the future of CoH/V: it was just over two months difference between Tabula Rasa being “triple-A and here to stay” and its cancellation. I fully believe that NCsoft will completely support the future of CoH/V, right up to the point that it stops.
That’s just the way it works.