@Maxwell said in Tale of two collaboration announcements:
It was clear when I saw the livestream that the people who is apart of the team were clueless, like that one guy did not even know why PSO2 went into the fantasy realm i.e reliving their true roots...
I mean... I wouldn't call the series roots as being fantasy. From the first game, the series was always meant to be a Science Fiction series with Fantasy elements with the game's director drawing inspiration from the likes of Star Wars. So even though elements like say... Dragons, Vampires and Medusa were a thing in the first Phantasy Star... the game still took place in a setting with a futuristic society with advanced technology such as robotics and space travel and each planet having its own 'alien' inhabitants. The rest of the series (outside of III which was handled by a different team altogether) dropped many of these elements altogether. As such the statement still does stand true as EPISODE 5 is seriously the most in which the franchise had gone into the fantasy realm before IDOLA Phantasy Star Saga released.
Other than that all other criticisms regarding the presentation are valid. I do believe things would improve for New Genesis; most of the announcements concerning New Genesis were literally the Japanese video... but in English. But for now, we have two teams (Sega of Japan who run the entire game and ESTsoft who are responsible for Community Management, Support and Promotion) who've ben established need to improve their communication.