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    Telltale Update

    Many are speculating as to the future of 7 Days to Die on consoles and The Fun Pimps wanted to give the community an update. The news of Telltale’s demise and insolvency was both a saddening and shocking event. With no warning, we learned the news the same day as the gaming public.

    Upon hearing the news, The Fun Pimps immediately terminated its license agreement with Telltale, which only allowed publishing rights on the console ports of the 7 Days to Die game. The termination also severed Telltale’s rights to any future updates or sequels of the 7 Days to Die franchise.

    In the weeks following, we've been working in good faith with the remaining management at Telltale to regain control over the console versions and allow us to provide support and updates on those platforms. So far, these efforts have failed.

    Like you, we are incredibly frustrated by what has happened. We are pursuing all options to regain our rights, including legal remedies. Despite the damage that Telltale’s actions have inflicted upon our company and upon our console community, we wanted to let you know that The Fun Pimps are supremely committed to our fans and will continue to support 7 Days to Die game on the PC, as well as continuing efforts to aid console players in the future.

    The Fun Pimps will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

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    Thank you for this information. It sounds pretty much how I was thinking things would be going.

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    So who technically owns the publishing rights to console? I thought TTG was a middle man of sorts.. This is sad news for sure but heres hoping for a positive outcome

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    "these efforts have failed"? ♥♥♥♥.

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    Thank you for the update.

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    RIP console players. Although I own copies on both PC and PS4 I played PS4 way more than PC cause of my friends. Looks like I won't be talking to them anymore, lol.

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    Thanks for the update Richard. We'll continue to hang in there and hope for the best. Really all we can do....

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    I hope you can get your rights restored. Get a decent publisher. God bless and good luck.

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    Thank you for the update. Good luck.

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    Such a shame to learn that telltale are ♥♥♥♥ing TFP around! I think us console players have almost certainly seen the end to any possibility of an update any time soon, perhaps indefinitely? Having said that I'm not hating on anyone as ♥♥♥♥ happens and there are more important things to worry about than wether we get updates or not! 7dtd is and will always be my go to game whatever happens in the future, so thanks to all the guys and gals who toiled to create this wonderfully crazy game 😊

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    Thank you for the update. It sucks that TTG are being jerks about the rights. Probably doesn't help that the Playstation Store still has the game for sale for $30. Hope things get resolved at some point so we can at least get one last update.

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    Thx for the update!

    An Idea: If TFP Makes a new game of the almost updated patch and puts some new things in there? and call it for example 7 Days to die Console Edition 2 and finds a new publisher and sells the game as a new game ? or do Telltale own the trademark and the patch on Console? i know that you have like ass to mouth agreements in the States but no agreement is rock solid. some Loopholes must exist

    Cheers!

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    Thank you for the update, we are heading to the same problem Dragon Fin Soup on PS3/PS4 experienced a few years ago.

    Please tell me if I'm wrong on reading here :
    (I may be wrong, and honestly I hope to).

    Quote Originally Posted by The Fun Pimp View Post
    ...The Fun Pimps immediately terminated its license agreement with Telltale, which only allowed publishing rights on the console ports of the 7 Days to Die game. The termination also severed Telltale’s rights to any future updates or sequels of the 7 Days to Die franchise.
    What I read here : TFP regain control of IP rights, that's a good news.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Fun Pimp View Post
    ...to regain control over the console versions and allow us to provide support and updates on those platforms. So far, these efforts have failed.
    What I read : Telltale is the one currently owning the actual console source code port (as TellTale seems to be the one who paid Iron Galaxy), and recovering this source code will not be easy.

    In short if I read correctly : the IP rights poses no problem, the source code IS the problem.
    So in the worst case (TellTales refuses to hand over the source code), the console version would need to be ported again from zero.
    Last edited by irjvik; 11-06-2018 at 04:47 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irjvik View Post
    Thank you for the update, we are heading to the same problem Dragon Fin Soup on PS3/PS4 experienced a few years ago.

    Please tell me if I'm wrong on reading here :
    (I may be wrong, and honestly I hope to).


    What I read here : TFP regain control of IP rights, that's a good news.


    What I read : Telltale is the one currently owning the actual console source code port (as TellTale seems to be the one who paid Iron Galaxy), and recovering this source code will not be easy.

    In short if I read correctly : the IP rights poses no problem, the source code IS the problem.
    So in the worst case (TellTales refuses to hand over the source code), the console version would need to be ported again from zero.
    Everything but the last part. The source code likely has a copyright. They cannot simply start the port over it as it would copy the protected works.

    Likely, the issue 8s that as Telltale would be willing to provide the rights for the source code, for the right price. Seeing as Telltale is likely trying to avoid bankruptcy, I'd be willing to bet that their requested price is more than the Fun Pimps are willing/able to pay at this time.

    You can quote me if you want but I'm speculating on the payment part.

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    Thanks for the update hope you'll can get this all sorted out I just bought the game and love it

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