I personally hope not, but they may have to get a publisher if Crate want boxed copies
but I hope that happens way after release, but publishers aren’t great, yes they will add a big influx of funds to the game, but they may / will influelence the direction of the studio / games.
I have seen too many studios either go bad or get closed down due to publishers
I hope crate will remain independent, the thought of going with a publisher to sell box copies (while is a must and has advantages) sends cold shivers down my spine, Bioware were a great studio, but since EA bought them, they gone downhill fast, the Dragon Age series, especially 2, are insults to the old classic games they use to make. big publishers are killing games, and its for that reason, small independent studios are the future of gaming
no offensive shawnmck, but I don’t want to see Crate getting tied to a publisher full stop, and I don’t want to see the studio destroyed because the publishers think they know what kind of games people want, instead of the gamers themselves, I think D3 is a good example of that, blizzard another perfect example, they made some really good games, but ever since the merger with activision, blizzard have really gone down hill fast
every day Crate stays out of the publisher’s grasp, every day, Crate will be able to make games as they want too, not what the publisher’s want, the indie road is the future of gaming now, I hope Crate continues to walk down that road for many, many years to come