Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Gearbox Had The Chance To Make A Blade Runner Title

Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford has revealed the developer had the opportunity to developer a new Blade Runner game but turned it down:
“One of my partners, Brian Martell, had Blade Runner on the list [of IPs we wanted to use]."

“We chased it down and we coulda had it. But that one failed on the business side, because the way we wanted to do it we wanted to spend 25 million dollars. And when you do the math on that, we weren’t going to make it back."

“You’re going to spend 25 million, there’s another 10-15 risk just in the publishing process, and then you got another 10-15 million marketing, and we didn’t think that we could make that back. So that’s too bad.”
While we're all no doubt gutted, it's a blessing in disguise, it'd only have been ruined really.

Source: OXM

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