Originally Posted by onlysublime
Talk is cheap...
Actually, it's pretty expensive when you're talking about lawyers.
I don't think it's fair to blame FarSight for any of the legal issues. They are the victim even more than we are. I don't think January was a lie, it was an underestimation of just how painful all this legal stuff is.
Slightly off-topic, but am also a big PC Gamer, and I really want this product on my PC, and FarSight is having some similar difficulties on that front as well. I appreciate them being open about it. Most developers are not as in touch with their fans as FarSight.
For those interested, here is the latest on the PC version:
Originally Posted by January Newsletter PC Update
We are at #90 on Steam Greenlight! We need to get to the top 20 to be published. Please tell your friends, family, dentist, podiatrist, grocer etc. to vote for us using the link below! If we keep spreading the word, we will get there!
We are still working on the PC beta build that is being designed for the Kickstarter backers. We are exploring options for delivery, security, and feasibility.
Originally Posted by February Newsletter
In a recent talk at DICE, Valve President Gabe Newell indicated that the Greenlight process might soon be discontinued, opening the way for more games to be available on Steam. We are very optimistic that the Pinball Arcade will be able to be released on Steam as a result!
We are still working on a PC beta build designed for our Kickstarter backers. We are also exploring options for delivery and security.
In addition, we are submitting our game to Microsoft for inclusion in the Windows 8 Marketplace. This version will be playable on all devices and desktops running Windows 8 (including Surface tablets and phones).
Personally, I think it's really silly that Steam was ever making them go through the Greenlight program. That is for indie developers. FarSight has multiple award-winning games under their belt. I think it all goes back to the publisher issue. If they had been lucky to have a successful publisher with some clout rather than some sad bankrupt one, they probably would have had no trouble getting on Steam.