Quoted from bane:
This update? It was 53 days ago.
Any reason Haggis can’t send us an email explaining what is going on? Stop with the COVID excuses. We deserve to know. We are funding the company.
I was very enthusiastic about the Fathom remake. Now, less so.
If anyone want to buy my preorder spot, I am willing to listen. This whole thing is staring to remind me of Heighway Pinball. Celts = Full Throttle?
The optimism makes me shake my head, it ignores the reality of life (and history) vs. what we want which isn't always the same. As someone who builds pins from scratch I want Haggis to succeed for no other reason than the trickle down of parts which might become available.
Exchange the word "pinball" for "car" or "dresser" or "widget" and would you be happy with a manufacturer taking deposits for "x" item and then turning around selling "y" item? Money is fungible, just because it is collected for "x" doesn't always mean it will stay earmarked for "x"
It's a bad look on it's face, shouting at people for pointing this out doesn't change the reality of the situation.
I wish Haggis all the best; I have long thought the market for remakes in various forms was under-served. Older pin buyers tend to have more discretionary income to spend and like "toys from youth" in my opinion. Look how much restored pins sell for on the more desirable classic titles.
Throw in some bells and whistles, alternate code, better sound and it should be a license to print money.
P.S. As someone that is in charge of ordering products at work, supply chain disruptions are a real issue. Every week I have to scramble to obtain what is needed to keep our medical facility operating going so far to order product from Amazon! because my first, second and third tier suppliers were either out or on intergalactic backorder. Things have gotten so dire, our facility is being shopped on the market because the long term prognosis for operations in the hostile state of Connecticut is very dim.
I maybe retiring from the industry in next few months due to this.