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Tennis World Tour was only 20% complete weeks before release, refined version planned for 2019

Oct 30, 2017
878
#1
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

Ok. This is nuts.



Weeks before release the game was just 20% done. This interview is something.

The launch was "chaotic". They couldn't delay it because of the marketing campaign and because they wanted to launch along the French Open tournament. But this quote is craaaaazy:

"on a mis 500 000 pièces sur le marché mais avec beaucoup de distributeurs qui n’ont pas de droit de retour, donc on sait qu’on sera bénéficiaire"

They shipped 500k units but due to many retailers not being allowed to ship them back it will be a financial success? What? Am I reading that correctly?

But here's the kicker:

"une "réédition peaufinée" verra le jour l'an prochain, sachant qu'un tout nouveau Tennis World Tour est d’ores et déjà envisagé pour 2020-2021"

So a "refined" edition will be released in 2019 and a COMPLETELY NEW TENNIS WORLD TOUR IS PLANNED FOR 2020-2021.

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT
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
 
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Oct 28, 2017
690
#2
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?
 

pld

Member
Oct 27, 2017
3,467
#8
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:
 
Oct 27, 2017
4,057
#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?!
 
Oct 27, 2017
182
#19
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.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,871
The Netherlands
#20
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.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,252
UK
#24
Why would anyone do business with these guys again? They're basically admitting that they scammed distributors/retailers? Unless I'm misunderstanding?
 

Geoff

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Member
Oct 27, 2017
3,500
#33
Why would you say this in Le Monde? Also, why would you name your company Big Ben if you are French?
 
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Bazry
Oct 30, 2017
878
#45
I wanted to make a new thread for this because it’s a complete mess. We didn’t know all of this was missing until the release: https://m.facebook.com/notes/tennis-world-tour/tennis-world-tour-out-now/2065188800407376/ .
The first update for PS4 was glitched for a few days. Also, metacritic last time I checked was around 48, so good luck for that 80
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
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,407
#46
HAHAHAAHAHAAHA

20% of a game for 40 bucks.

- 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
Yeah, they know the game industry alright.

 
Oct 25, 2017
4,348
#49
They fucked with their costumer and they fucked with their distributor. Good luck with your next games and this game's legs
 
May 5, 2018
3,261
#50
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!