Well, Versus must be starting to look like a soap full of never ending twists after screwing up the launch twice in the past two weeks. To all of you who longed to see the final result, we sincerely apologize. That being said, the Versus adventure has just begun. More info inside.
For us, Versus was a means to offer you a new vision of the video game industry, through powerful interviews, exciting reports, passionate columns and interesting debates. Those of you who used to watch our Gamersyde Diaries back in the days know our love for good image quality and straight forward talk. You're also familiar with the fact that we love a job well-done. Our ambition was to gather all those elements inside one show, something different, entertaining, demanding and within everyone's reach.
Such an ambition is still intact.
We thought we'd be able to offer you high quality content everyday, from Monday to Friday, with something different each day and the same particular efforts that have always characterized our projects.
I think it's pretty safe to say we have to reconsider such an ambition.
The Versus team has learnt a lot from the two failed launches. First and foremost, we have learnt that we do need time in order to provide you with good quality content. The first episode, despite an interview with Georges Fornay that we thought was good, is a perfect example and should never have been put online. Facts are stubborn, we knew from experience, we should have listened.
As a result, the launch of Versus stops here. Let's get real, some things have to change, like the decision of a daily broadcast, but we're doing our very best to make it up for you so you can forget this total fiasco. Rest assured that the Versus team is united as ever, we're all convinced that we have a good formula. You'll hear about us in the very near future.
When it comes to Gameblog and their decision to step back, again, don't worry. If things haven't worked out the way we planned, Gamersyde and Gameblog still believe that Versus is a unique and fascinating project. We're all going to take some time to get back on our feet and when we're ready, we'll talk things through together again and maybe decide to give our partnership another go.
From now on, we're going underground for a while. We are shooting next week and Versus will be launched for good when we believe it is really ready. We won't disappoint you. Be patient.
@Sdarts: i tjink ive been pretty consistent in saying the books are better than the games. I dont know why you even directed that at me :) (1 Hour ago)
The Witcher games - and books - aren't perfect, but nothing is. For what they are and what they have accomplished, I thank both the author and the developers from the bottom of my heart. (5 Hours ago)
And it ran for years under the radar of almost everyone before the anime, then it suddenly became an enourmous worldwide success. In a way, the same happened with The Witcher books and the games. (5 Hours ago)
@Megido: Just because certain works aren't very popular doesn't mean that they aren't great. Take for example Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan), the manga is even better than the anime. (5 Hours ago)
@GriftGFX: English. And also listened to them in English. Same with Game of Thrones' books. (5 Hours ago)
Although the games' writing isn't at the same level as the books', it's still far, far, far vastly better than 99% of the writing in games, movies, TV shows and books. CD Projekt RED did an epic job. (5 Hours ago)
@Sdarts: Cool.. what language did you read them in? (5 Hours ago)