by Harebrained Schemes LLC
Jun 5, 2018
We just announced some big news today and wanted to share it with you personally.
and admit it, you guys did this just to gain access to the voice talent of Carlos
Congratulations Paradox seems to be one of few really good ones.
Mixed feelings about this. Please don't adapt Paradox' style of releasing barebone games and sell tons of DLC to actually make the games worthwile. I really like their games, but in the last couple of years this really escalated. But I guess with you becoming a member of Paradox, we'll exactly see this happen. :( Congrats anyways, I guess. :)
Congrats guys, hope it works out.
at least you didn't sell to microsoft XD
it looks like meat's back on the table, boys!
Normally I wouldn't celebrate an acquisition but Paradox seem like good people, so grats!
Interesting, text / transcript update would be nice though as others have mentioned.
Congrats on the acquisition and any chance of more Shadowrun or are you focusing 100% on Battletech? I'd love to hear a follow up post addressing some of the concerns others have voiced about Paradox. I don't have a ton of experience with them and I'm surprised at how polarized the comments seem to be!
Congrats guys! Great job, and can't wait to see what's ahead!
Congrats! I hope you guys will continue to put out awesome games in the FASA settings we love. I am not saying you have to revisit Crescent Hawks Inception or maybe put out some 2070 era Shadowrun stuff but that would be awesome.
"We just announced some big news today and wanted to share it with you personally."
Oh...soooo many DLCs then, my bank account is so excited, buys! :D
In his position as the new Paradox Liaison all Harebrained Employees are now contractually obligated to sit on Mitch's knee when delivering announcements. @}}>-----
Love my Game!
any chance of more shadowrun?
Congrats. But why are you sitting in his lap like that?! Weird.
More Battletech to come + Paradox is a great publisher. They do an amazing follow up of their games (with a lot of free content on top of the DLC).
Well, hope it all works out for you. Although cannot say I am overly trilled about this, personally. Not a fan of how Paradox markets and sells games. Guess, I will have to wait and see but this very well maybe the last game I get from HBS now. In any case good luck and thanks for the fun games up until this point.
As far as publishers go, Paradox are one of the better ones. If things continue with Battletech as they've started I don't see how anyone can complain as their track record here has been one of nurture and support. Looking forward to the future!
Congratulations! Imagine you both and the rest of HBS are pretty happy at the moment.
Does this mean that you guys will no longer do Kickstarter campaigns for other projects now? I hope not since, to be honest, you guys have really knocked things out of the park each time you've done so. And I'd still love to see you both possibly do other game properties that have languished such as Crimson Skies (I know I dream big but I never thought I'd see another Battletech game again so...).
An Paradox? Treat these two an HBS right please? They're the heart an soul of games I've quite literally grown up with. They're good people as are all of HBS and I'd like to see them be around for a long time to come.
"...more Battletech to come" Those are the only words that I needed to hear. Lol. Good luck with the new partner! Can't wait for expansions or whatever else is to come. 172 Hours put into the game already and have loved every minute of it. I have been a Battletech fan my entire life but live in a location where no one plays Battletech or Mechwarrior so this has brought me a great amount of joy! Lol.
More Battletech?!? Awesome, can't wait. Paradox has released some stellar games despite what the nay-sayers are going on about.
Bring us the Fourth Succession War please.
Fix your old game Golem Arcana finally before venturing on to new shores !
Congratz, after the whole Fasa thing its good you got a payday on this company and they let you still manage it. Just hoping you guys dont put out 10 DLC for Battletech. They got your Golem game with the purchase didn't they?
Is there a TL:DW version for those on mobile plans?
And any more word on bugfixes/patches?
Yes i like Paradox and i think that will be great. I dont think that it is a decision because of financial Troubles. I think they do it because they want great games with much potention for us.
Not sure this is good news at all - Paradox are the worst publisher for nickel and diming over DLC's (and yes I have quite a few of their games). Value is not something I'd ever associate with them but at least we'll receive lots more content (at inflated prices).
This is awesome! Well done guys on providing another outstanding product, and resurrecting this franchise. I look forward to supporting your future endeavors and AAA Battletech games to come!
As a customer I don't like this at all but I am happy that you all got a nice payday, you deserve it!
If I'll ever play another game from you is up to Paradox now I guess...
One more who does not find this good news, my experience with Paradox is 100% bad, and I want nothing to do with them. So even though I love BattleTech and have been playing sense BattleDroids have almost 100% of the tabletop stuff it looks like you are going a way that I can not follow so most likely have seen the last $ from me. Very sad day I think and it may be big news but it is not good news.
I love Paradox and their games and I love your Battletech. I want DLCs, lots of them! :-)
WOOO! Paradox are a great group and I think it's definitely a really smart move. Congrats!
I will wait and see if this is good or bad. I feel like it is bad but am not going just on a feeling. Sad to see someone else is in charge now even if day to day is still in HBS control. If it helps HBS become even better then I will be happy that my feeling was wrong.
Some text update would be nice.
@Elliot well I suppose this is better then POE and the tencent side of things
DLC - as much as you want for however much cash you want.....Just make it GOOD.
Independent - don't kid yourself - there goes my hope for a Battletech Real Time Mech Simulator like the one from Activision back in the day.
I congratulate you for taking a stability deal in these trying times, you've earned that.
Cheers for more interesting strategy titles!
I wish there was more openness around HBS's financials. You might think "how is that related?", but the fact is, whenever there is anything like this my first thought is whether there is financial trouble involved. Maybe there isn't. If not, just say so, and put these concerns to rest. I'm not saying there are any issues, but by not saying anything at all, you beg the question.
Ultimately, my concern is whether the claims that HBS will stay independent have any teeth to them. Again, not saying there are financial issues, but if there were, then frankly the result is HBS is less independent than it was before. I know, I know, I know, you promise. I get that. I want to trust you. But my experience watching similar situations play out in the past is that money is directly related to control. So I just wish the announcement were more open about this, so that we could have a clear and honest discussion about what's going on.
I can't help but see this as almost entirely unalloyed good. Paradox is one of my favorite publishers, putting out several of my favorite games of all time, and HBS seems like a natural fit in philosophy: long-supported, fantastic, somewhat niche games.
And, honestly, I really appreciate Paradox's DLC policy, combined with their commitment to supporting games for the long-term.
It sure would have been nice if this had been a text update, or at least closed captions, you know, for the *hearing impaired.*
Love the game, but c'mon.
This is awesome news! More Battletech is going to be great. Any thoughts on more Shadowrun as well?
This makes me sad. In a couple years Battletech will have $200 worth of lacking DLC :/
What does this move mean for the Shadowrun games you have been producing? I have enjoyed all of those titles and Battletech so I hope all goes well.
If your gonna take the Paraddox way please make decent price DLCs with really well developed content. CK2 and others Paraddox games has a long history of lackluster DLCs.
Keep on working and good job!
Great news guys, congrats!