Soul Calibur VI: General discussion

Spanky

[13] Hero
Hey! Just dropping by to say that it gives me warm fuzzies to see some of these threads are still alive and 8wr hasn't completely shat the bed now that Season 2 has come and gone.
Hope everyone's doing well :)
 

Rusted Blade

[14] Master
Find it weird that Harada answered this

Basically this guy asked about if SC7 release some day, to add as DLC some of newcomers in SC5 like ZWEI and Pyrrah

Without meaning to sound contrarian, that doesn't seem too weird to me: it's anyone's guess who the production lead will be for SCVII, but Harada is once again now easily the most recognizable and public-facing senior Namco dev likely to be associated with the franchise in the minds of fans, now that Okubo has moved on to other pursuits. In other words, it's just good PR to be indulgent of these inquiries.

Mind you, I imagine he gets every possible permutation of request from super fans and would probably rather not answer them piecemeal like this, but (for better or worse), Namco/Project Soul's approach to PR for the last development cycle has been to let the leading development team engage in social media dialogue with the fans, rather than having dedicated public relations staff for the product.

That decision probably reflects budget constraints more than anything, but if that's the way they are going to do it, said devs are probably resigned to the tedium of engaging at this granular level with fans, and it's not so weird to me that Harada would answer at least some of these nagging, random suggestions/requests/inquiries. But or what it's worth, I don't even follow the social media of the team very closely (really just what I see posted here for the most part), and yet I do recall times when the devs have been...shall we say...less gracious with their answers.
 

SSfox

[14] Master
Without meaning to sound contrarian, that doesn't seem too weird to me: it's anyone's guess who the production lead will be for SCVII, but Harada is once again now easily the most recognizable and public-facing senior Namco dev likely to be associated with the franchise in the minds of fans, now that Okubo has moved on to other pursuits. In other words, it's just good PR to be indulgent of these inquiries.

Mind you, I imagine he gets every possible permutation of request from super fans and would probably rather not answer them piecemeal like this, but (for better or worse), Namco/Project Soul's approach to PR for the last development cycle has been to let the leading development team engage in social media dialogue with the fans, rather than having dedicated public relations staff for the product.

That decision probably reflects budget constraints more than anything, but if that's the way they are going to do it, said devs are probably resigned to the tedium of engaging at this granular level with fans, and it's not so weird to me that Harada would answer at least some of these nagging, random suggestions/requests/inquiries. But or what it's worth, I don't even follow the social media of the team very closely (really just what I see posted here for the most part), and yet I do recall times when the devs have been...shall we say...less gracious with their answers.
It's very rare i hear Harada mention Soul Calibur and here he respond to a question related to SC7. I hear him mention Street Fighter way more that Soul Calibur just saying. That's why it surprise me
 

Rusted Blade

[14] Master
It's very rare i hear Harada mention Soul Calibur and here he respond to a question related to SC7 . . . That's why it surprise me
Ahh, I didn't realize he was that reticent to talk about it these days.

I hear him mention Street Fighter way more that Soul Calibur just saying.
Hahaha, well he can't very well wind up Ono without talking about SF now and again. ;)

I wonder who will be project lead for SCVII when the times comes: it's been a long while since I looked into who was where (in what position) for that team, so I don't even have a good guess at who it would be--or even a high degree of confidence that I would recognize the name.