Plenty in the UK knew exactly what was going on, and yet played shill to him, right to the very end.
I still find it extraordinary that people were prepared to vouch for and defend him, when they knew a good deal of what he was up to, and had done for years. They seemed to think they might get something out of it, if they did. Others had his back because he was 'one of theirs'.
But that wasn't limited to the UK. This forum is evidence of that.
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This is insane. It is actually upsetting that this was all happening and the information couldn't really get out there due to NDAs and moderation.
That's the tip of the iceberg, IMO.
What was published on TWIP, has appeared here, and Kaneda has revealed ... it's nowhere near all of it.
One good piece of news, if the investors do intend to try and go on in some capacity, is them possibly no longer pursuing Alien. In my view, it should have been scrapped from the get go. The game was so compromised from its development during Andrew's tenure, that without a total redesign it would always be unreliable and a huge pain to support.
Also, per the article, license for Alien definitely was originally only supposed to run to the end of December '17. Since I can't imagine they were producing the latter examples without a license, I assume they probably had some clemency, given the situation, from Fox, and a small extension. However, it's difficult to imagine them paying big money for a bona fide extension (possibly of years), given their predicament.
For the record, I think they're mad to try to continue.