by Harebrained Schemes LLC
Jun 5, 2018
We just announced some big news today and wanted to share it with you personally.
Awesome guys, great news!
Brace yourselves! The flood of DLCs is coming!
Would it be possible to get a link to the text of the announcement in some fashion rather than just an non-captioned video?
Hmm BT is great, but I hope they'll revisit Shadowrun some day.
I guess the FAQ from the May 12th, 2017 update (#38) needs some updating now. I wasn't happy when you needed to partner up with Paradox to publish, but understood it and appreciated that they were going to keep their dirty DLC covered hands off of Battletech. It's a shame that you had to sell to them. Hopefully you get to roll around in Scrooge McDuck piles of money, and good luck with your future DLC.
Excellent, congrats! But please, don't follow the typical Paradox DLC spam! Sure, do DLC, but at least make it sizeable and meaningful!
(The thing I hate most about KS's comments format is that I can't 'like' other peoples' comments.)
Not wild about Paradox and how they handle a lot of stuff (required account, DLC spam, etc), so I really hope the best-of-both-worlds assurance in the video is true, where HBS will still operate the same way and only use Paradox for marketing and such. (If something seems too good to be true...) I have misgivings, but haven't been steered wrong by HBS yet. (A followup post to address the concerns a lot of us have would be fantastic.)
I would like more Battletech, just not if it follows the Paradox DLC strategy of releasing the game over the course of a decade in an endless stream of overpriced micro-chunks.
While this Battletech Kickstarter made me realize that I'm probably not the target audience for your strategy games, I'm happy to hear that you guys can continue to make the games you enjoy.
Congrats! This is pretty good news and I'm happy to hear it. :D
I'm Very happy for you and your Great Team! I look forward to all that is to come.
It is rare that I like game publishers, but I like Paradox Interactive. They will be a great home for you. Congratulations on selling out to a good publisher :p
Love Paradox so congrats! Glad you are still able to pursue your chosen products.
My husband and I would love to have a co-op mode in future Battletech, by the way, since I saw others mention it and wanted to add how much we'd love it!
Yessssssss! More Battletech!
Congratulations guys! Keep producing games and I will keep buying 'em.
I don't know how to feel about this. I don't want a bazilion of overpriced DLC's for Battletech, even though Paradox promises that will not be the case, and I don't want you to work on Battletech 2 right away. I hoped for Shadowrun:NewCity to follow Battletech and maybe then for yout go back to Battletech. Now I am afraid.
I'm not surprised you like being with Paradox. They let you release a barebones game, then fix it with patch after patch and DLC after DLC of things that should have been there from the start.
More BattleTech? [clears calendar]
Super cool! I too love the DFA Hoodie. COngrats and I hope this partnership maximizes your create time and profit!
Huge congrats. Love the game and hope to see this game grow into a longer-term franchise.
(Coop would be amazing). Also, ignore the haters as you'd struggle to find a strategic partner that the internet would approve of regardless of who it was.
Great news and congratulations!
Pleased to hear it's business as usual, and am left now wondering, what will business as usual be now that there's greater stability for HBS?
Most are asking for their favorite things, or complaining, but the question in everyone's mind really is if this gives you more creative freedom, where to next? Will there still be kickstarter campaigns for funding and the community experiences that build around that? Will it be more of a traditional release structure moving foward? What's the 5 year plan?
hmm well if they stay away from the awful DLC strategies of Paradox maybe things will be ok but frankly battletech is a hot mess at the moment I would prefer they keep working on optimising it and less about how to make more cash later
For those looking for the hoodie:
congrats on this business deal. looking forward what's to come in regards to Battletech and other games! :)
Look forward to overpriced under quality dlc boys. Paradox is a horrible company with a slew of good games ruined by hordes of bad dlc
More BT guys! I have beaten the campaign and now am ready for more new stuff!
(And performance fixes!) =)
This is fantastic news! I l have loved everything that HBS has done and most every other game I play is Paradox title. With their support I hope to see great things! Especially if you add your quality to Paradox never ending content releases for their games... Congrats!
Congrats! I hope this goes well for all! I'm looking forward to more Battletech stuff to come out. I hope you and the Harebrained Schemes employees made some money off the deal as well!
Now where can I get myself that Death From Above hoodie?
As a customer, I never really got into Paradox. Great if it works for you though. I guess only time will tell whether this is a good or a bad thing.
sounds horrific. I love HBS, but dealing with Paradox has been a nightmare.
I am glad to hear there will be more Battletech, hopefully you guys will do more Shadowrun as well.
@Scott Carlson It is a shame that the Crimson Skies license hasn't been used for so long. It has so much potential.
Hmm... This could mean parts of wishlist for the came just may come to pass. Specifically, controller support and console port (especially the Switch). Why? Because I'm not always in a position to play keyboard and mouse-style and Switch is my primary video game device these days. :)
As long as there isn't a million DLCs like Crusader Kings II I am happy for you. I would gladly support some big expansions though.
So, who at Paradox do I start harassing about acquiring
the Crimson Skies license from Microsoft? It do I just keep badgering Mitch and Jordan at Gencon to put the hex-based CS bug in their ear annually?
This sounds like a great fit, very happy for you all. More Battletech is a great thing!
Hm... not sure if this is good news or bad news. Though, TBH, right now what I'm most concerned about is that Battletech runs like absolute ass. Really hope you won't follow the Paradox cliche and focus on nickel-and-diming us with DLC instead of optimizing your game.
That's awesome. When are we going to get more than 1 lance, or co-op campaigns, or how about a command and conquer style rts?
Where can I get the DFA shirt?
RIP HBS. Enjoy cutting out sections of your game to turn into DLC.
Awesome news guys!
As soon as I heard you guys were doing some publishing work with Paradox for release, I thought this might happen. Paradox is easily the best publisher out there, congrats! This is exactly what I hoped for.
That's for sharing the news! Does that mean that we might expect to see future DLCs for Stellaris and Battletech that integrates them into a single experience? Planetary invasions with 'Mechs would be awesome!
Nice to see the Lord Commander rocking the DFA gear.
Grats on the good news, too!
recap: HBS is now partners/part of the Paradox family. HBS is remaining an independent studio while Paradox helps with strategy and pipeline.
Selling out just like FASA? I loved HBS because they were an independent studio that I backed several times on kickstarter. I will no longer back anything moving forward. Another great company, gone down the drain. RIP HBS.
Historically I avoid paradox game - not because they aren't good but because I cannot stand their mini-dlc model.