Originally Posted by dlux
Originally Posted by Hawke
Deadfire's complete financial failure has probably killed RTWP for good.

1. PoE II now also has a turn-based mode. It changed nothing.
2. Pathfinder: Kingmaker outsold PoE II by a very a large margin.

What does that tell us? Probably that your assumption is very subjective and just plain wrong. I personally don't like the PoE series either and never even touched PoE 2, but I think that Pathfinder: Kingmaker is absolutely brilliant.

Here https://store.steampowered.com/sale/winter2018bestof/ Deadfire is mentioned in the highest-grossing games on Steam but not Kingmaker. Both are missing from the 2019 list unlike the turn based DOS2 (I wonder why? cool)
Deadfire had a bigger development team and was made in California and made the insane mistake of being fully voiced. Meaning it failed despite making more money
How much more is unknown but when you look at Steam charts I think you can say that their sales were similar https://steamcharts.com/app/640820
Kingmaker was made by 25 Russians in less than 2 years without full voice acting so their budget was only a fraction of Deadfire's.

So what do we learn out of this? making an RTWP game with a big budget in a western country is financial suicide, Larian won't be dumb enough to make such a mistake.

Last edited by Hawke; 01/02/20 10:57 PM.