would not work, PARADOX does pooling the profit anyway. at least i would assume this strategy, since they have the power to tell AGEOD to stop work until the new game is out.
i bought the DVD last summer and had to watch all that angry customers, said that they were outsmarted by the once who bought it for 2/3 of the price online after 5 weeks....
lately the big brother of AGEOD had the funny idea of bundling all available discounts at the same time and you could get the game and dlcs for less than the half of the dvds original price...
lets face it, everyone of us crack players will buy additional copies for this low price... and PON is something for crack players or accidental buyers, to complex for just playing it occasionally
despite Paradox saying in the stats PON was second most sold game for a time (GG only), i fear it was not a profit analysis. revenue counted only, covering variable costs first.
free cash for new games/unpaid bills!
I am convinced they (AGEODS team) carry on with patches and maybe-additional-DLCs or campaigns behind the back of Paradox, even on their weekends.
however this means
- no official additional budget allocated to PON
- no official date
- no agreement how it would be published at all (they already confirmed that last autumn), if it would be
no certainty at all...
we can know they will work on it, they will improve it, its their child, but for some of us it will only have practical use the day we think:
"hey, was hell of a fun years/months ago, lets do it again"
...not paid by AGEOD.
however, prone to throw them into disarray.
‘Everything is very simple in War, but the simplest thing is difficult. These difficulties accumulate and produce a friction which no man can imagine exactly who has not seen War . . . in War, through the influence of an infinity of petty circumstances, which cannot properly be described on paper, things disappoint us, and we fall short of the mark.‘