When developers are praising Early Access, they like to refer to the close working relationship they have with their fans. So that begs the question: What do you think about Early Access?
I'm currently working on an in-depth look at the successes, failures, and overall development of Early Access, and I'd love to hear your thoughts. Do you like it? Do you hate it? Is it a good thing for gaming?
Early Access, of course, has been around in one form or another for a few years now, but it really burst into the public consciousness with the introduction of Steam Early Access and the parallel rise of crowd funding. It has been a hot topic among journalists, developers, and fans for a while now, with both high-profile successes and high-profile controversies.
So what are your thoughts? Share your feelings in the comments or send a DM to Kat.Bailey. Let's get a conversation about this going. I may use the comments that I like in my upcoming piece.
Note that this is not by any means a scientific poll and should not be treated as such. I just want to hear what you have to say about it, not the least because community involvement is so crucial to the success of Early Access. So let's talk!