Negotiations with NCSoft in progress: might mean the return of CoX

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Negotiations with NCSoft in progress: might mean the return of CoX
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According to CoHTitan there is a team currently negotiating to purchase the CoX property and data. It might be possible - might - for CoX to be restored.

From a post on July 9th:

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t is real in the sense that a team is working with NCSoft to purchase the game and associated IP. They do intend to restore the original game if it is possible (it appears to be) - what we don't know is whether the character data is still intact. The account data is extremely unlikely - basically no and that may be due to legal issues with handing over financial data to a game closed for nearly 2 years. The time period for the sale is likely within the next 2 months unless they hit an issue that slows it down.

View a timeline of current events here.

A Reddit thread discussing the issue is here.

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WTF Shock  I'm honestly not sure how to feel about this.  I wonder how this is now possible, when NC Soft before said sorry, not interested in a sale, we want it dead.  Could it possibly be members of the team(s) that split off from MWM/Phoenix Project looking to bring the original title back?  Maybe the current City of Titans team looking for the rights needed to make this spiritual successor even more true to form (I find this unlikely though, given their concentration and efforts into creating such much unique lore and depth for their own upcoming IP).

Whatever team is bringing this forth, I hope whatever they resurrect isn't a shell of the game's former self and a disservice to all that the game was and what many of us still cherish - even now as we quickly approach the game's untimely 2-year anniversary of it's demise.  I don't want the game to be some crazy Freemium model with microtransactions out the ass...it's model prior to it's demise was (for me at least) a perfect balance of Free with affordable options to add more to your experience that were yours to keep until the game's shutdown.

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Jeez, this seems out of the blue.   Will be very interesting to see what develops from it. 

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Well now I have to call Client Services for a new monitor, I just spit coffee all over this one. Anyone got a Monkey's-Paw vibe yet? We wish for COH to return, and in the dead of night, some... thing clambers up and bangs on the door. Smile Here's hoping that if it does come back, it's not in a state such that we have to drive a stake through it. Crossing my fingers, Felix
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As a person who has been dead for years I don't appreciate the implication.

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Dude, I would never stake you. Unless, of course, I needed coffee, then I'd have taps sticking in you like a sugar maple.
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I'll believe it when I see it.

That being said, I still have all the saved character files from Live, so they may yet live on...

 

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Although I have never met either of you, the image of Gate 'tapping' Marq will be forever etched in my brain...

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Although I have never met either of you, the image of Gate 'tapping' Marq will be forever etched in my brain...

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If I'm remembering one of.the things I read correctly, NC is insisting on having its logo still displayed in the game. I will gladly pay, oh, say $20 to the maker of the third-party app that blocks those shitheads' logo from ever hitting my retinas again. Just on principle.
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Interesting.  Perhaps NCSoft has changed their mind given the success of superhero based media lately and want to capitalize on it.  Hopefully it turns out well for all those involved.

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I echo Razor's sentiments as well. Hopefully all goes well. It certainly shows the tenacity (or down right pig-headedness) of CoX fans.

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Maybe, just maybe, could there possibly, perhaps, slightly possible could be an almost small chance of an announcement coming tomorrow?

There is a rumor of some kind of announcement coming tomorrow. The nature of which, or the contents, are not known. More info here.

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As I said to you before, that seems oddly timed.  Who makes their big announcement on a holiday like this?

I'm not saying "never," but this has a really tough time rising past a certain minimal level of plausibility in my eyes.

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Well maybe it's not so much the Holiday and more that it is the first of the month.

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Doesn't this holiday have some significance to when they told us we were getting the boot two years ago?

Anyway, this can only mean one thing........................HALF LIFE 3!!!! Secret

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I'm still very interested to see the "final" results of this potential resurrection announcement.  If NC Soft is involved (as they'd no doubt have to be), I don't think they'd delay an announcement for a US only holiday, since their parent company is Korean Stick out my tongue at you

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Ohhh, and Miseri has a great point, it was almost exactly 2 years ago we found out the game would be closing Sad

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It was two years yesterday. Sad
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Most interesting indeed...my earlier theory about some of MWM was right on point, oddly enough Wink

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Intriguing. Reading through the thread for all the nuggets of information. Will post a digest version.

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I've been missing this a lot lately.