The Elder Spy
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Well 1.0 is where most of the games get a huge bump in sales, often they call 1.0 when all the planned features are in (sometimes they just rush it and leave it half backed) and then go for "post launch" support.Still, you get the idea. Why not just leave a game in EA until you're totally finished with it?
For indies lower budgets there's various points:Indeed, early access has frightened me for about fifteen years now, with no sign of abating. Although those that do enjoy it are certainly welcome to it, and way more brave than I.
I don't think many EA players see it like that, I believe they prefer quote they enjoy follow the game evolutions and eventually influence it a bit. Yeah sure, I enjoyed that for a very few games, but none was released in EA more unpolished vanilla.Oh agreed, I see the value and potential and did my fair share of testing back in the nineties, though I've no patience for it now. I did extensive testing for Microprose and SSI back in the day.