DEV BLOG Leaving Alpha & Early Access: some clarifications. :)

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by Hummel-o-War, Jul 22, 2020.

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  1. playlessNamer

    playlessNamer Lieutenant

    Jan 15, 2019
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    So when your arguments base on a eventual long term idea of 10-20 years gamesupport then i understand you. Maybe its a realistic number to expect.
    First step is the announced december, this can be easy take until summer next year to be polished.
    Then another 1 year between noticeable changes. The game need at least 3-4 of big patches.
    A optimistic minumum of 4-5 years seems reasonable.

    They can go early acces for 10 years, i dont care a lot. Releasing a techdemo as a full version game is fraud.
  2. Kassonnade

    Kassonnade Rear Admiral

    May 13, 2017
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    Surely. But that's not what they have done. It was a risky move, they could not ignore some players would react that way, but the deemed it better than the constant backlash they received from not leaving Early Access for more than 5 years. Players don't see Eleon's employees sitting at their desks and working in front of a screen so they imagin all kinds of things. After some time they come to the forum and start saying "they abandoned us" they echo chamber kicks in, with redundant "Early Access" memes.

    They an update gets out, and all players are happy and relieved, apart those who didn't receive their specific candy. Rince and repeat.

    All in all, they do rely on the community for many things (think POIs and bug reports) and that can't be limited by a simple tag like Early Access. Now that the game is v1.0 should players stop submitting content to be integrated in the game ?
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