Yeah based on what he said, they probably did start off as a range refresh, and he is remembering the details from when he was first doing the concept designs a few years ago, and perhaps isn’t entirely au fait with the exact details of how they are now.
He mentioned a Primaris serum at one point, but we know there is no serum involved in making Primaris. Also the way he was talking about new armour and old armour mentioned above, makes me think originally it was designed as an upgrade and new gear for all marines and every marine would have been upgraded in a rolling update in universe rather than how things have turned out now with Primaris being a hidden creation in stasis for 10k years.
It probably started out when profits were falling in the old GW peak Kirby era of a few years ago, as a ‘how do we up profits, I know let’s replace every marine kit so they will have to buy all their marines again muhahaha’ type thing, but then Kirby went and things got better, and the studio realised it was a bad idea to do that.
Oh yeah I totally forgot to mention the serum thing. Typing on my phone is hard enough as is (this forum seems to eat up a lot of ressources and I don't have the very best phone so the keyboard app becomes gradually slower while replying here until it freezes completely lol).
It really seems like Goodwin is a bit out of touch with their current version of Primaris lore. Probably because they went through so many different ideas over time and he's been working on other things for a while already (just a guess on that part).
not because im heavily invested in tin foil hats... but maybe its because he is 3 or 5 years down the road where all the marines are becoming primaris and hanging onto their lucky pauldrons and their covetted mk3 helm that was worn at the siege of terra... etc.
not that its definitive, but its like psykers looking into the future they see different versions. so his head is full of dozens of alternative conflicting ideas and paths to take the setting down... he is some parts "when" we are not yet, and some parts "when" we will never be..
Edited by Canadian_F_H, 12 December 2018 - 12:56 AM.