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I think I could only get behind an Dungeon Defenders 2 if it were a massive overhaul. Trendy hosted servers with more control over hacking (Preemptive control, not reactive control), GUI redesign with vastly improved options, and most importantly... something other than the UE3 engine.
Originally Posted by UltimateJorts
However I don't see that happening, and if it doesn't there simply isn't a need for DunDef 2 when you can simply continue making DLC's for DunDef 1 and get the same money out of it really.
I don't really have the numbers (only Trendy does), but if you think about it... The DLC's come out two to three times a month at an average of $2.5 The game only costs $15 and it probably took them at least 6 months to a year to develop. So why create a second game, from a business perspective you get more money from the DLC's as long as people still buy them.
If Trendy do something like a "Dungeon Defenders 2", I'd rather expect it to be something like a huge content addition to DD1 than a new game. Which they're already slowly doing with Shards and the new characters...
Since the release of shards and as of Talay, we'll have:
6 new maps (with 3 boss fights)
9 new challenges, plus another 7 from the challenge packs
6 new pets
around 24 new weapons
and 3 new classes, 7 new costumes (2 Bounty Hunters...)
All released since the start of shards. That's nearing the amount of content in the core game. Eventually we'll have at least 1, possibly 2 more core shard maps (speculation for the second, but we'll see) each with a challenge and possibly a monsterfest, a new class (Jester) which will almost certainly have a new map for her alt-gender costume to unlock on, which will also have a challenge. With that much content, if you ignore that the core game has quite a few maps nobody cares about, we'll already have "Dungeon Defenders 2".
And then Trendy will begin work on the next DLC season. Personally I'm hoping we can just buy a season pass to get all new maps and classes automatically in that season instead of just the maps in QftLES, but Trendy might need to decide whether it's worth it to do another season first.
If Trendy ever decide to release a "Dungeon Defenders 2" officially, I still hold it'll be a content update to regular ol' DD; we don't want to lose all our old classes and we don't want a new game which includes them as something we have to pay for over. But a major gameplay overhaul for the core game could be "DD2".
Or, like great companies do these days, transfer the save over to the sequel. Or at least a lot of the other stuff.
Recall the Rathet and Clank series... at least the PS2 trilogy. You beat R&C1, you get some of the R&C1 weapons for free on R&C2. On R&C3, if you had some of the R&C2 weapons, you get those in the third for free, likewise having a R&C1 save granted you the classic Ratchet skin.
Dang, still no answer from the team. This is a real important question IMHO.
06-04-2012, 11:28 PM
We're planning on creating new DD1 content after the 4th Shards release. How long after the 4th Shards release remains to be determined; it depends on how the community's support over time to determine how many resources we can allocate, but yes we do have fun plans that go beyond Shards 4 (which, by the way, is going to be epic ).
Keep on Defending,
^ that is exciting news to hear. (:
Oh "DD1"? Does that mean there could be a DD2 afterall.....
Maybe there's already a DD3?
As long as they don't go the activision route and just change the name in the title screen to "dungeon Defenders *2* (or 3 or 4 or 10 or Dungeon Defenders: Black Ops 14) and resell the same game for full price.
Thats excellent to hear, Ill be ready to support yall when you release DLC. Currently I have 4 copies of DD on Steam one for me, my wife, and 2 kids and I buy most DLC for all four accounts! Im insane!!!
Possibly, never really know what Trendy has planned.
I, too, hope that DD2, 3, 4...etc. will be DLC-like additions to the original DD instead of a whole brand new game.
Originally Posted by Dingle