Gone Gold - The Callisto Protocol

This tweet announces development is complete on The Callisto Protocol, the upcoming sci-fi horror game from Striking Distance Studios, which includes veterans of the Dead Space series. Word is this puts the game on track for its promised release on December 2nd:
We are thrilled to announce that #thecallistoprotocol has gone gold! On behalf of everyone at @sd_studios, thank you for your support and excitement. We can't wait for you to face the horrors waiting in Black Iron Prison on December 2nd.
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Oct 22, 2022, 17:25
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Burrito of Peace wrote on Oct 21, 2022, 20:29:
Does "gone gold" really mean anything in the age of digital distribution?

If it's "gone gold", it's done and, logically, should be able to be released tomorrow or any day between tomorrow and December 2nd. But the "publisher" is looking for the sweet, sweet Xmas loot high.

Disks still represent a significant portion of the market on the console side of things which is still where a majority of game sales happen. Also, developers like to celebrate the milestone of "finishing" their game, such as it is these days. Finally, game releases are often coincided with ad campaigns so the game might be finished before that starts, hence the gone gold date is not the release date.
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Oct 22, 2022, 12:25
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Love Glen Schofield. This must be such a weird time for him, what with his original baby's remake coming out which is also now a nasty competitor to his new baby that looks so much like his old baby in so many ways.
Currently playing: Darktide
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Oct 22, 2022, 08:53
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Silent Hill 2, Resident Evil 4, Dead Space and Callisto Protocol.

Pretty good time to be a fan of survival horror even though three of those are remakes.
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Oct 21, 2022, 20:49
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Burrito of Peace wrote on Oct 21, 2022, 20:29:
Does "gone gold" really mean anything in the age of digital distribution?

If it's "gone gold", it's done and, logically, should be able to be released tomorrow or any day between tomorrow and December 2nd. But the "publisher" is looking for the sweet, sweet Xmas loot high.

It's not like the world is 100% digital distribution; consoles can still get disks, and you can (probably) still buy a physical media disk for even new games for PC in box stores, right? Plus at some point they have to call it quits and send it off to Microsoft/Sony/etc. for whatever their certification process is.
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Oct 21, 2022, 20:34
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Burrito of Peace wrote on Oct 21, 2022, 20:29:
Does "gone gold" really mean anything in the age of digital distribution?

If it's "gone gold", it's done and, logically, should be able to be released tomorrow or any day between tomorrow and December 2nd. But the "publisher" is looking for the sweet, sweet Xmas loot high.
I'm going to assume it has adjusted its meaning just like beta testing, but I would say it's just now a "feature complete and locked" build and that moves into Day 0/1 patching mode.
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Oct 21, 2022, 20:29
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Oct 21, 2022, 20:29
 
Does "gone gold" really mean anything in the age of digital distribution?

If it's "gone gold", it's done and, logically, should be able to be released tomorrow or any day between tomorrow and December 2nd. But the "publisher" is looking for the sweet, sweet Xmas loot high.
"Just take a look around you, what do you see? Pain, suffering, and misery." -Black Sabbath, Killing Yourself to Live.

“Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains” -Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Oct 21, 2022, 19:59
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I want.
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Oct 21, 2022, 19:24
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I'm cautiously optimistic.
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Oct 21, 2022, 17:09
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*Sustained applause from the audience*

Excellent, now come out without major bugs; I'm looking forward to this game with great anticipation.
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