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It's not their first game, they're the people behind Joe Danger, and a lot (most?) of them worked together at Criterion.
And a good chunk of (admittedly probably quite naive) people were convinced it would be a huge game changer, yes, but it wasn't all self-inflicted. The game was promoted in a ludicrous way. I have no idea what it was doing being showcased on late night American talk shows, for example.
Murray quite clearly was uncomfortable giving away details, but instead of doing the sensible thing and not talking about the game until he actually knew what he could say, he continued giving half answers and fanning the flames of unrealistic expectations. And outright stating falsehoods at some points. I'm sure he didn't intend to lie, but again, if you don't know what you can say because the finished product will be subject to changes, don't say anything.
I feel bad for him on some level. He undoubtedly wanted to make the game he hinted at as much as, if not more than, the people who now hate him wanted to play it.
Then again, he's probably making obscene amounts of cash from this, so also fuck him.
Huh, you think so? Maybe the Irishness of his accent is only obvious if you're Irish.