When in the Movie Business have emerged sequels part of the players was a bit disappointed that they ran out of space on the universes and the ability to make crossover. Do not put them as types of sequels because, in my opinion, this is a slightly different case. An additional problem was logic, that would hide them, because how the universe would affect the profits of movies? The problem was distribution of accents, when in the production mix for example. Heroes 4 completely different series, of varying popularity, fans etc. The assumption that increased to automatically base fans is too easy, because each player would do in the movies regardless of whether it makes sense or not…
Personally I do not like film universes because for me it is simply jump on the money of fans. Stewards of the largest record companies prey on attachment to the brand/universe and without any embarrassment spin another part, where the only differentiator are popular Heroes. Aim in including, in particular, the Marvel Universe (example last Thor) and the Star Wars.
However, when once again I started to think about this topic, I came to the conclusion that sometimes could use a mechanism in the game that will allow you to give a “meta level” to our videos. When the links between productions are not as obvious as in the case of ordinary sequels (and their derivatives) and the concept of universe really makes sense. Such an example that came to my mind was, for example, the The Decalogue Kieślowski is a series of 10 films that were related to a certain theme (and where some characters also appear in subsequent films of the series).
Hence, the universals option will appear in the new version. How will they work then?
Well, when creating a scenario for a new movie, the player can create a new universe in which the movie is to be played. From that point on, the player will be able to indicate that the film is happening in the same universe when creating further scenarios (not necessarily sequels). What's more, he will be able to use heroes who have performed in this (or other – which will allow the creation of crossovers) universe. By default, a character will be associated with the original actor (although this does not mean that the actor will automatically want to play in this new production – unless we have signed with him contract).
What impact will have the universes other elements such as. the profits of the production? No ... I do not want to make this mechanism has been abused only to increase the chances of a movie to boot. While references to the may appear in reviews (though for now such items is not too much).
This is a nod to all those who, in their work the production company have ambitious plans for complicated sag and series and want to get more involved in the game.
P.S. Since the BF does not provide for a serial mechanism, this element can be used by some as a serial substitute. Just another movies from the universe they can treat as further episodes of the show.