I loled, I said something similar to a Relic dev earlier today.Originally Posted by pacman
If THQ HQ wants Relic (THQ Canada) to be the new Blizzard, they best sort out this "Release it now and patch it later" attitude.
I've been a hardcore fan of Relic since 1999, and I love their product(s). CoH: OF's single player will be epic, but the multiplayer... the magic 8 ball says "ask again later".
Relic's devs and designers and artists are some of the best in the business, but the decisions that seem to be made about shipping product (at the THQ level) before it's done is tiring. I understand the need to set deadlines, and I understand the need to meet fiscal end of period dates, but for fuck's sake you've got to stop allowing product to "go gold" and get sent to manufacture when it's not done.
I bet not a single Relic dev is happy about having to send OF to manufacture before it's defect free. I dare someone from Relic to come in here and tell me their proud of shipping a game that they know has issues (zero day patch or not). If anyone from Relic is happy that the product is going gold with the state the multiplayer is in, tell me now so I can find some other company to support.