Received this in my inbox today.
An Open Letter to Shooter/MMO Fans from Hi-Rez Studios
Dear Shooter/MMO Fans:
The last few years have been rough for many fans of the Shooter/MMO genre.
Several innovative game titles with great communities have folded as they sought to bring together those of us who enjoy the fast-action, intense pace of a shooter, but also the character progression and persistence offered by MMOs.
Today, we mourn our latest fallen colleague, APB. In making APB, Realtime Worlds had a bold vision to make an MMO devoid of traditional tab-targeting, cast bars, and die-roll combat. We honor their effort and innovation, and greatly mourn the game’s closing.
Sadly, the APB server shutdown leaves their entire community with nothing to shoot or blow up tonight!
So between today and Friday, September 24, 2010, we are offering refugees from APB and other Shooter/MMOs an opportunity to join Global Agenda’s growing community more easily and affordably than ever.
We figure you deserve it. And you’ll fit right in since you already know how to aim.
All players that purchase Global Agenda on the game’s official webstore prior to September 24, 2010, using the promotion code “LongLiveShooterMMOs” will receive a 30% discount off the game. That’s $20.99, Â£13.12 and â‚¬15.75!
This one-time purchase gives you full access to the game’s content, with no monthly fees.
And, remember, you can try the game before you buy by playing the free trial, available here..
We at Hi-Rez Studios believe strongly in the Shooter/MMO genre. We celebrate and thank all developers advancing innovative Shooter/MMO concepts, as well as the fans that dedicate their time to playing and supporting these games.
Executive Producer, Global Agenda
So.. too soon?
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Too soon? Maybe… but one must strike while the iron’s hot.
The king is dead, long live the king. 😉
It just hit a personal tinge with me – when my Grandmother died of cancer (15 years ago) 2 days after her death the Cancer centre called all of the family asking for donations. That was definitely too soon.
We’ll see if they draw from the subscriber base with the plea or not. Will be interesting =)
Yeah, that was a Bad Move by the cancer people. Sheesh.
I think that if I were a solid fan of the game, I’d be annoyed, but if I were more of a fan of the playstyle/genre, I’d really not mind. I just don’t have that sort of loyalty to a given game… but I can definitely see that it might be, well, touchy.
This is one of those times I wish I could see numbers on what people do, though. 🙂
For your numbers, I was curious enough to google GA, read reviews, etc. Hah.