Yes. I was sent that information and wasn't super happy to receive it
I don't like games delivered in episodes.
And that wasn't what I pledged for when I backed the project !!
So, a long wait for me as I will be hanging on until all the episodes are finished and I can play a complete game
Nothing Ragnar does surprises me. Yes this is a disappointment but considering the cob job Dreamfall was, I am in no hurry. It seems initially many years ago we heard "You will not have to wait long for the continuation of April's story. Then, far longer than not too long, April got thrown aside for a hybrid came featuring another character who in my opinion was far less compelling.
Then we were promised answers to what happened to April after she was 'killed, or not killed'. Then came Kickstarter and after backing the game, I find "Oh no April's story will come at a later date after Dreamfall chapters." Empty promises appear to be the norm. Then chapters became a complete game, another kick starter promise. Now we find out the chapters are back to chapters again, so you now say.
"but we would have ended up with a different game than the one that's played inside our heads for the better part of a decade, a different game than the one we've promised our backers."
Really, Ragnar which promise are you referring to, the idea of a complete game, or what happened to April and crow?
This vague comment, " This is not going to change the game's story. The five Books will tell the story we always intended to tell; a story that concludes the Dreamer Cycle and Zoë Castillo's role in The Longest Journey saga...but not the saga itself. (Yep, there's more to come.)"
Do I need to remind you "The five Books will tell the story we always intended to tell;" Which story is that? We have heard many variations of your intentions. I for one am fed up with broken promises. In the meantime I'll play TLJ again and if you ever deliver then I'll pay attention.
In other words we can expect more ignoring of the initial characters without whom you wouldn't have a game in the first place. We have no promise Zoe will not get the shaft as well. I can see another coma to be resolved in 2024. The answers you did not provide in Dreamfall won't be forthcoming here either. For ten years I kept reading quotes of yours hinting we will be hearing from April again. It seems that was a dodge to mollify angry gamers.
Tell somebody who cares. When the five chapters arrive in total I may or may not play the game. At this point I could care less about continuation of Dreamfall. There is none of the character development in that bomb Dreamfall, that we found in perhaps the greatest story telling in a computer game of all time in TLJ.
Keep making promises and changing directions, there is a reason why we regard politicians as contemptible. You are acting the same. I keep referring to Dreamfall as a cob job. It could have been a good game if, you did not try to please the game box crowd, and if you never made TLJ in the first place. Not to mention break every promise you left us with after the first game. Take a hint stop talking.