[Katamari] Leak thread, images of Panther, F8 Lightning and more - spoilers


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Nov 11, 2014
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At the end of the day, there are no serious repercussions, all they have lost is the ability to unveil this stuff in their own time with a bit of drama attached. It was a compiled build, no source code so no big deal. IMO they should be showing us all this WIP all the time anyway instead of being all hush about it.
I think you (and a lot of other people who have said this) are severely underestimating the value of generating hype at the proper time. Yes, this leak has sparked a whole lot of excitement and discussion in the community, but with no coinciding announcement or game update, that's really meaningless from a marketing perspective. With this leak they have lost a whole lot of ammunition that could have done a lot better things for the game had it been revealed at the proper time. In a week the hype will have faded out and it will have made no lasting impact on the community. I guarantee you that CIG are not viewing this as "not a big deal". Hopefully the lack of source code will make it not a big enough deal that bad things happen to Lando though. It was an honest if avoidable mistake.

Similarly, if they showed us all of their WIP stuff, there would be no reveals for them to make; no real way to make a big media splash. No mysteries for the community to discover in game. They've lost a lot of powerful storytelling material as well. Not to mention the issues with WIP things changing that others have brought up.

I have to say, having been on the other side of the curtain, a community's constant demands to see more when you're already showing a lot can be incredibly frustrating to a marketing/community person.


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Jul 17, 2014
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