Kosumo wrote on Dec 19, 2016, 14:35:
Ok, so this was good enough to show publicly yet they could not get any of the Squadren 42 footage togeather despite them saying back at gamescon/citizen con that it was only days from being done.
Now they say that they are not going to show it.
I say they where lying the whole time, they must have know over six months ago that there was NO chance of Squarden 42 being released this year yet they did nothing to correct that perception.
I certainly wouldn't say they're lying but CIG is terrible at communicating delays. They waited until CitizenCon to reveal that S42 isn't on track, which the community already suspected. Once they missed that window they figured it was better to hold it off for a more polished reveal. However, I do think it was ridiculous for Chris Roberts to announce S42 would be shown at CitizenCon and then not show it, only to suggest it would be shown in one of the later livestreams and it not to turn up.
CIG has been quite poor at communicating with the community recently, especially regarding delays to Squadron 42, 2.6 and 3.0. The decision to share the internal release schedule for 2.6 was a step in the right direction but only occurred after a lot of negativity from the community. I also strongly object to them pushing yet another ship in the recent livestream when 2.6 is still not out, 3.0 has not even been mentioned and we have literally no idea when Squadron 42 will be shown off. It was quite tasteless.
Certainly CIG has let itself down with regards to playable content and previews this year. The game really should be coming together a lot more quickly and focus needs to be made on playable content considering the delays on the final release. Star Marine is a step in the right direction, especially being able to run at 60fps, and now that's needed for the PU. Once basic optimisations are in place and 3.0 released there will be enough of a sandbox for players to enjoy themselves. I just hope it doesn't take four months to release 3.0.
"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."