And I don’t mean the cancellation part – I’m talking about the way Amazon pulled Crucible back into development in the first place.
There wasn’t much doubt that Crucible needed much more work done to it to pique the curiosity of a much bigger band of players to be sustainable. While Crucible was never going to be a game for me since I’m an MMO player through and through, I was actually intrigued to see Amazon pull the game back for a do-over instead of just giving up at the first sign of adversity, the same way I’m glad Final Fantasy XIV was given a massive overhaul instead of just being tossed into the dumpster or left to linger without further effort. Sure, some studios need to learn when to cut their losses, but others would rather cut and run or just abandon the game in maintenance mode rather than go back to the drawing board. I wish they wouldn’t admit defeat so easily.
Are there any MMOs you wish could get the Crucible treatment – launched MMOs that you wish the dev team would pull back into development for a do-over and re-launch? Minus, you know, the whole ending-development-before-the-relaunch part?