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May 30th, 2009, 21:28
Almost feature complete JE delayed with no set release date.
Nowadays, Massively Multiplayer Online Games have a highly competitive market and a less-than-stellar release can be the end of a title before it starts. Our passion for this game means we want to release it in a state that is complete. You have raised the bar for us and we feel a great responsibility to reach that bar and exceed it. The only thing worse than waiting is being rewarded with a product that does not live up to its potential. We’ve always had one goal while developing this game which we’ve stated over and over. That goal is to make a great, and most of all fun, space combat game. Until we, and you, are happy that the game fully meets all of those requirements we won’t release it.

We understand news of this delay is disappointing. The good news is that our immediate goal is to get the game ready for larger groups of people as we get into wider testing. This means that more people will have more time to give us the vital feedback we will need to improve the game. Once we've established our road map for the next few months we'll share with you when the revised release date is.

Thanks for your patience and continued support.
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May 30th, 2009, 21:28
Seems like a good move. Age of Conan would probably be bigger today if they had delayed a bit and the same is probably true for Vanguard.
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May 30th, 2009, 23:41
Weird. I saw people playing it at terminals on the RPC !

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June 1st, 2009, 15:10
And that could be their undoing as well. Extra time should be used to fix bugs and add content, not to change gameplay design, it's too late for that, yet many companies don't seem to realize this, and enter a series of core changes late in development, without having time to properly assess the consequences of these changes.
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June 2nd, 2009, 18:16
It sounds like an extended period of bug fixing and beta testing in the release though, not core changes. I agree that something like that would be pretty bad.
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