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why not bring many of these LCG games especially Starwars LCG to PC in an online or singleplayer format. Kind of like MTG online or Magic 2014 that would be fun

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I guess it's because that would mean striking a new deal with the right holders, not to mention if the rights holders are willing such things to happen.

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The digital rights would be a seperate deal. It'd be a bind to work out a new bolt on

 

Mind you SOE had online editions of a Star Wars CCG (Star Wars Galaxies TCG) but not a real world card edition, shame as I quite enjoyed that card game. Decipher never produced an online version of their game but did one of their Star Trek ccg so was that licence issues or couldn't be bothered.

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EA own the digital game rights for Star Wars at the moment, so FFG won't be able to get that. They're not even able to do PDF's of the EotE RPG due to it being considered a digital game downoad instead of an ebook.

 

An electronic Netrunner would be amazing, but it would have to be done fairly carefully. A game could include:

 

1 vs 1 online

(local play would be impossible due to the secrecy requirement of the corporation's hand).

Story mode: 1 vs Computer

(Though, due to the bluffing nature of the game, PCs may be unable to program decent enough AI to enable this) A story mode where you choose your runner and be given a selection of cards, like a core set deck with the ability to unlock new cards as you progress could be interesting.)

Puzzles: A corp side set up, you have 4 or less clicks to find an agenda otherwise they might win next turn

(Magic on the xbox also has a similar mode of play)

 

DLC: Would players be comfortable with Cycles being released digitally and for how much?

 

Duels of the Planeswalkers has a list of multiple decks, do you do the same for Netrunner or simply let players construct their decks from scratch?

 

With so much to consider, without getting in to cost of development and the license to do such a thing, I'd say it would be a fairly complicated game to bring to Xbox Live. OCTGN sort of works, but the game loses its elegance and ingenuity when you are no longer face to face with your opponent using the physical cards. 

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I have no problem running the rules myself when we play face to face games, so I really don't need an online client to do that for me either.  Just give me a useful way to get matches, an up to date card library, and a decent UI and I'm happy.

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