Recently there were quite massive debates among developers and Russian players community (that is now consists of more than 250 people). The main question was that should game Panzer Vor be stick to Girls und Panzer Universe. The main reason of changing game ideas and concepts appeared because of fear to be banned by the managers of anime series. Game now uses characters and schools from anime, but it remains the intellectual property of anime creators. So, we looked into several options:
- Replace all school and character names and their appearance on own one. Keep only basic ideas of GuP universe, but replace all schools and characters, to escape the future problems on this stage
- Do nothing and continue game development. If there will be any treats of being banned, go to first option
- Try to contact the anime authors for a support request. In case if it fails, go to first option
So, well… Everything basically has fallback to first option. The opinion of people was quite different, but most of testers said, that want to see actual GuP game with it’s characters and schools. Also lots of people thought that contacting anime authors with complete version of the game before releasing it is the best idea. That’s how we decided for now.
So what for now?
We DO NOT change anything, just make less impact on graphics, because re-drawing all characters in case of fallback is not a good idea. Everything stays how it started and we develop a stable version of the game, that is going to be ready by the end of Autumn.
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