NOTICE: Disney Sells SWC Development To Zynga

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biisrosan
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NOTICE: Disney Sells SWC Development To Zynga

Post#1 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:58 pm

Zynga Strike a deal with Disney for operational control of SWC and the option for 2 new games in SW universe

Interesting development brought to my attention by a fellow squadmate.

Can they really do any worse than Disney themselves?

https://variety.com/2018/gaming/news/zy ... 202911645/

I really hope they pick up the ball and put the polish on it with chat and bugs etc....... I know I'm an optimist :)
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Re: Zynga Strike a deal with Disney for operational control of SWC and the option for 2 new games in SW universe

Post#2 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:12 pm

biisrosan wrote:Interesting development brought to my attention by a fellow squadmate.

biisrosan - Saw that also.... Here is a Quote from the link you posted.

Zynga Partners With Disney for New ‘Star Wars’ Games

Disney is handing over operations of “Star Wars: Commander” to game developer Zynga and giving them the rights to develop and publish as many as two new free-to-play mobile games based in the Star Wars universe, the companies announced Tuesday.

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Under the multi-year licensing agreement with Disney, Zynga’s NaturalMotion studio will assume operation of the live service for “Star Wars: Commander.” The studio is also overseeing the development of future Zynga Star Wars mobile games.

I don't know if I am happy or sad about this... only time will tell...
 
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Re: NOTICE: Disney Sells SWC Development To Zynga

Post#3 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:39 pm

Improvements include:
1. An ad bar at the top.
2. Commercials that you need to watch between each match
3. Energy that recharges every hour, but costs on every attack where you can either wait an hour or buy more energy with crystals.

I can't wait

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Re: NOTICE: Disney Sells SWC Development To Zynga

Post#4 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:53 pm

That might explain why the “watch ad to open crates” seem to have paused today...
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Re: NOTICE: Disney Sells SWC Development To Zynga

Post#5 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:10 pm

Yeah, I also noticed today that xtal sales were shut down. Maybe the discount was over or something, but the last time I remember that happening, Windows went Kaplooie.


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Re: NOTICE: Disney Sells SWC Development To Zynga

Post#6 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:10 pm

Artoo says the odds of this game getting any worse than it already is if handed over to monkeys on typewriters is 725 to 1.

In other words, I see how this news could hardly be anything but good.

But Artoo has been known to be wrong. From time to time.
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Re: NOTICE: Disney Sells SWC Development To Zynga

Post#7 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:22 pm

PhoenixAZ1899 wrote:Artoo says the odds of this game getting any worse than it already is if handed over to monkeys on typewriters is 725 to 1.

In other words, I see how this news could hardly be anything but good.

But Artoo has been known to be wrong. From time to time.


Usually best to approach change with positivity. (just don't spend $$ on anything)

Change certainly needed to happen. Their attitude this whole year has been "you should expect a crapton of bugs, deal with it".
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Re: NOTICE: Disney Sells SWC Development To Zynga

Post#8 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:26 pm

It seemed like the crystal sale end was moved up. Sunday I thought it said 4 days (and that seemed to end with this week’s event) and last night it jumped to 16hrs remaining...

Then again, I might just be sleep deprived and confused.
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Re: NOTICE: Disney Sells SWC Development To Zynga

Post#9 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:07 pm

Does anyone know what Zynga’s community invlolment is like?
Could we possibly have an offical swc forum and communication with the development team again?
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Re: NOTICE: Disney Sells SWC Development To Zynga

Post#10 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:45 pm

I was hoping for something like that, but I've never heard of this Zynga until today... My dream was that EA (Electronic Arts) would take over the SWC, but after their partnership with Disney went to hell, I lost my hopes...

The line of Disney games is in chaos, I always say that Disney understands movies of pets and princesses, not electronic games. If this news was a few years ago (when Disney bought Lucasfilm) I would be optimistic, but today... I'm skeptical.

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