Shortly after announcing that he had failed to convince Electronic Arts to finance a new Alice game, American designer McGee urged fans of the series to stop asking about a sequel.. According to him, the franchise rights are in the hands of the publisher and there is nothing he can do about it.
“The rights are very simple: EA owns and controls Alice.”, explained McGeee on his Patreon. “I really wish people would stop asking me about Alice in general.”, continued the designer. According to him, any individual work done on intellectual property could get you in legal trouble.
“If you want to do something with IP, you are free to do so, like any intellectual property, but you will have problems when you try to sell what you create. Additional questions about these things should be directed to EA. I really want a space on Alice and related topics.”, continued the creator.
Electronic Arts was not convinced of the potential of the series
A few months ago, American McGeee had started a financing campaign to cover the pre-production costs of a new episode of Alice. He assembled a small team of developers to create the sequel’s story, its basic design concept, and a sales plan that was submitted to Electronic Arts, which declined to participate.
At the same time, the publisher refused to license the rights to use the series to McGee, stating that she is an important part of his catalog of titles. The franchise began in 2000 with Alice in Wonderland, which featured a very dark version of Alice in Wonderland.
The designer says he understands that the apparent end of the series is difficult for the public., who can try to come up with ideas for the way forward. “We did everything we could as a group and as fans to convince EA to allow this new chapter to happen. EA decided to end the project and the possibility of a future for Alice. The decision is theirs. But we can make our own decision, and it is a strong decision, to overcome it. That is what we have power over.McGee explained.
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Source: Adren Aline
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