F&F are still involved, and even if they weren’t… We’re still talking about Netflix here. We’ve just gone from a giant movie series, to a giant streaming service, one which has dominated the market for years. They were able to spend over half a billion dollars to get the rights to stream Seinfeld, a show which ended in 1998. I’m pretty certain they could’ve dug out some pocket change for the developers involved.
You can very well opt into a situation where you’re being taken advantage of. For example, there’s a reason unpaid internships have laws to prevent the company from benefiting more than the intern. Even if both parties walk away happy, it can still be a situation where one gets much more out of the deal than the other, to the point where it’s outright unfair.
I wouldn’t say that at all. Going through the ones which do critique the deal, we’ve got the first post, which highlights the fact that this is for exposure and points out that a deal like this would have large amounts of cash in return for Roblox accepting it, followed by another quoting the fact that it won’t even be guaranteed exposure. The fact that previous deals used to be a lot fairer for the developers involved, a comparison between these lower-poly cars and the cars used in-game, and only after all that do we start seeing anything which only repeats the previously mentioned points.
To boil everything down to it all being the same critique of the offer not being good enough because nobody likes seeing their fellow developers being taken advantage of, or “bashing” as you put it, is silly.
This… Is a point I admit I don’t have much of an argument for. Still feel it’s rather wrong to take advantage of smaller games due to their lack of popularity. Again, if you really wanna go for it, nobody is stopping you.