1. Bazry

    Bazry
    Member OP

    This is completely nuts

    http://www.jeuxvideo.com/amp/news/8...es-de-sa-sortie.htm?__twitter_impression=true

    Google Translated

    https://translate.google.com/translate?depth=1&nv=1&rurl=translate.google.com&sp=nmt4&tl=en&u=http://www.jeuxvideo.com/amp/news/855297/tennis-world-tour-le-jeu-n-etait-termine-qu-a-20-a-quelques-semaines-de-sa-sortie.htm?__twitter_impression=true&xid=25657,15700019,15700122,15700124,15700149,15700168,15700186,15700191,15700201

    Quoting from other thread

    Snippets:

    - Games was only 20% complete weeks before release
    - Couldn't delay the game because of marketing and to get it out during French Open
    - Refined version planned for 2019
    - NEW game planned for 2020-2021
    - Game will meet expectations and be profitable because 500k shipped to distributors of which some have no right to return them
    - They want to increase their Meta score gradually and be in the 80s in the next few years

    This seems really scummy, its was a full priced £49.99 game and is also still due out on Switch in a few weeks in who knows what condition

    EDIT: It seems they've said this was a mis-translation and they meant the game was 20% feature complete, which is what I took it as anyway
     
  2. Savantcore

    Savantcore
    Member

    What an absolute mess. They got their money back from this title but lost out on almost every possible sale on future games due to being a scumbag company.

    And no one is going to go back and re-review it 'a few years' from now, are they crazy?
     
  3. 30yearsofhurt

    30yearsofhurt
    Member

    This is not how you run a profitable business.
     
  4. Loudninja

    Loudninja
    Member

    How is this possible?
     
  5. Braaier

    Braaier
    Member

    lol wut
     
  6. Kouriozan

    Kouriozan
    Member

    Deadlines gone too far.
     
  7. Shibata100

    Shibata100
    Member

    Least switch owners were lucky to see how bad this is due to the switch delay.

    Sounds like a car crash
     
  8. pld

    pld
    Member

    I don't even want to know how the Switch version will look like that is supposed to launch soon-ish lol. You better watch out WWE 2k18 :eyes:
     
  9. Ge0force

    Ge0force
    Member

    This is nuts. Let's hope people vote with their wallets against this mess.
     
  10. Beje

    Beje
    Member

    So we're finally back to the 80's way of doing software?
     
  11. How is it possible the game is still only 20% complete? They revealed it at E3 last year, didn't they - had development even begun at that point?!
     
  12. Puroresu_kid

    Puroresu_kid
    Member

    Disgraceful
     
  13. unicornKnight

    unicornKnight
    Member

    lol awesome, good luck convincing future customers
     
  14. bombshell

    bombshell
    Member

    Why even say that publically lol
     
  15. GHG

    GHG
    Member

    Should have released it on gamepass.
     
  16. Guardians

    Guardians
    Member

    I can wait for Mario Tennis Aces :)
     
  17. Yerffej

    Yerffej
    Member

    Wha?
     
  18. JetSetRadio

    JetSetRadio
    Member

    The esports tournament at RG made the national news here, you should have seen that 30 seconds footage. I almost spit out my drink.
     
  19. RossC

    RossC
    Member

    That...seems like a pretty short sighted strategy. I can't imagine the retailers being too keen to order large amounts of copies of the next game.
     
  20. DarkDetective

    DarkDetective
    Member

    Now what if I told you Bigben is a publicly listed company? In Europe even! What the actual fuck!

    I hope retailers will survive this financial hit and many even can take them to court! What a bunch of bastards. Blacklisted.
     
  21. Loudninja

    Loudninja
    Member

    So nothing about trying to fix the actual game just wait for the new version we promise we do better?
     
  22. Lol this is new.
     
  23. T-Rex.

    T-Rex.
    Member

    Wew, glad I can cancel my PC order.
     
  24. get2sammyb

    get2sammyb
    Member

    Why would anyone do business with these guys again? They're basically admitting that they scammed distributors/retailers? Unless I'm misunderstanding?
     
  25. Rolodzeo

    Rolodzeo
    Member


    [​IMG]
     
  26. This is crazy. Waiting till 2021 then.
     
  27. Early Access games being released at retail.

    I can’t.
     
  28. GusZamboni

    GusZamboni
    Member

    Well, this company is done probably, this is totally shade
     
  29. Hadok

    Hadok
    Member


    NICE !
    ....wait what?
     
  30. Blue

    Blue
    Member

    Or you could just not support a shitty company that doesn't care about quality....
     
  31. Noppie

    Noppie
    Member

    What benefit could come from announcing this publicly, lol.
     
  32. Hamchan

    Hamchan
    Member

    The retailers will remember this.
     
  33. Geoff

    Geoff
    Member

    Why would you say this in Le Monde? Also, why would you name your company Big Ben if you are French?
     
  34. Dr. Caroll

    Dr. Caroll
    Member

    The 007: Legends of tennis games.
     
  35. Zippo

    Zippo
    Member

    Thank goodness for Mario Tennis Aces.
     
  36. [Sigma]

    [Sigma]
    Member

    Finesse of the year. Calling it now!!
     
  37. Why would any company do this? Wanted to release before Mario tennis stripped away what little market they could have gotten?
     
  38. DarkDetective

    DarkDetective
    Member

    As it stated in the OP, they wanted to release the game in time for the major tennis tournament Roland-Garros.
     
  39. darkwing

    darkwing
    Member

    they should have put something like Early Access, Fortnite Save the World is the same
     
  40. Legacy

    Legacy
    Member

    20%, that's actually insane.
     
  41. Or i could do that...but i'm so hungry for a more realistic tennis game. Hope someone else steps in soon with a quality tennis simulator instead.
     
  42. DarkDetective

    DarkDetective
    Member

    Buy Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash for the Wii U. You'll love it.
     
  43. wrowa

    wrowa
    Member

    Lol. If a retailer orders enough copies of a single game to go bankrupt then they've got no one to blame but themselves.

    But that's only 20% complete as well.
     
  44. Bazry

    Bazry
    Member OP

    If you want to do me a post with problems with the game, I can put it in the OP

    I remember them releasing a John McEnroe trailer where he was using the wrong hand
     
  45. byDoS

    byDoS
    Member

    HAHAHAAHAHAAHA

    20% of a game for 40 bucks.

    Yeah, they know the game industry alright.

    [​IMG]
     
  46. That's like loving 20% of Mario Tennis Aces.
     
  47. Phantom Thief

    Phantom Thief
    Banned Member

    The temerity to not just do that but to announce that they did that publicly... whew lad.
     
  48. noyram23

    noyram23
    Member

    They fucked with their costumer and they fucked with their distributor. Good luck with your next games and this game's legs
     
  49. As of right now, this is the hottest mess of 2018. The PR has been so bad for Tennis World Tour, especially now that they just said that the game is 20% complete while selling it full price!