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|Posted: Jan. 28 2010, 11:46
|Quote (Korgscrew @ Jan. 28 2010, 01:33)
|Quote (tubular_trekkie @ Jan. 27 2010, 17:49)
|However - does the fact that tub.net is now the 'official' home for MusicVR mean that the mikeoldfield.com site is not really going to return in its original form? All we've got at the moment is that lame TubularBells2009 promo site, and of course all of that is now pretty much out-of-date.
Certainly Universal has no interest in Music VR at all and I'm not sure that Mike really has a massive interest in it either (certainly not a great enough interest to want to maintain a site for it), so I really doubt mikeoldfield.com will ever return in the exact same form it used to be in. The decision to let us do this was Oldfield Interactive's rather than Universal's though, so I suppose it doesn't actually change whatever Universal's plans for mikeoldfield.com might have been.
What are Universal's plans for mikeoldfield.com? Who knows...it hardly looks like they have much enthusiasm for doing anything with it at the moment. I have to say I'd be surprised if anything like the old mikeoldfield.com returns in the near future, but we'll have to wait and see.
Curious. I thought there was an announcement on that very topic on the front page - i.e. to the effect that mikeoldfield.com would be returning in the near future...?
Like you though, I'm skeptical that it will given that it now won't include the MusicVR stuff. Sounds to me like the content's been dismantled at the very least, if not completely abandoned.
My guess is that Universal will have to make some amendments/modifications to the TB2009 site (if they intend to keep it relevant), so as to include promotion for the upcoming re-releases. Given that though, I don't know why they created a release-specific site in the first place as they must have realised it would only have a very short life-span! Folks interested in the new Hergest Ridge or Ommadawn editions probably wouldn't immediately think to visit www.tubularbells2009.com, would they?
Actually, the more I think about, the more suspicious I am that Universal won't be doing anything in the way of new web content for MO anytime soon. I really hope I'm wrong! (I guess I must be feeling especially cynical today )
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