"After careful evaluation of current market place realities and underlying economic considerations, we've decided that this was not the appropriate time to launch a graphic adventure on the PC"
This seems really unfortunate. Unlike Full Throttle 2, there was actually faith in Sam and Max: Freelance Police in being a good game. I'm not clear on how much of the game was completed, but apparently it was scheduled to be released this spring.
More info can be found at http://www.samandmax.net/ including an e-mail from Steve Purcell, creator of Sam and Max, commenting on the news.
Apparently LucasArts didn't expect Sam and Max to sell well enough to justify the cost of production.
I'm kinda pissed, I suppose. But as of late, LucasArts has been hell bent on keeping me from giving them any of MY money, so at least they're being consistent.
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Originally posted by Excalibur05Yeah. That really really really sucks.
I'm still going to buy Monkey Island 5 though, because I love that series too much.
If they even MAKE a Monkey Island 5. At this point, I doubt it'll ever happen.
Still, I suppose I do still have Grim Fandango to play through yet.
Industry news suggests that the MI5 project is well under way and should be done for '05. LucasArts' official line is "There are currently no plans for a Monkey Island 5," but that was the exact same line they gave for MI2-4, even up to the end of development for all three. Everything else seems to suggest that LA has been woking on MI5 for quite a while now, and that they seem to think that this is their only non-Star Wars project that will sell (there are even some rumors that the reason Sam and Max was cancelled was because they didn't want to have another adventure game on the market when MI5 hit, because they were afraid that it would hurt MI5's sales, though the Monkey Island series has always sold well no matter what the competition, so I don't know how much I believe that line of thinking).
Gratuitous acts of senseless violence are my forte! You're such an adorable urchin, Max.
What a great game. I don't think they completely scrapped it. It sounds like it is nearly finished, but they don't want to release it yet, because of the unpopularity of adventure games.
Now I must get back to good old Guybrush Threepwood and Those damned Men of Low Moral Fiber.
"Huard, gonna go back to throw the ball. Sets up, looks, throws towards the corner of the endzone...it is INTERCEPTED INTERCEPTED, THE DUCKS HAVE THE BALL! Down to the 35, the 40. Kenny Wheaton's gonna score! Kenny Wheaton is gonna score! 20, the 10, Touchdown! Kenny Wheaton on the interception, the most incredible finish to the football game!"
The title summarizes it pretty nicely, but here is a news post on IGN.com about the dissolution of THQ. As someone who's getting laid off myself in mid-April from a job I've had since November of 2000, I sympathize with all those who've lost their jobs....