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Old 2011-07-24, 11:58 AM   [Ignore Me] #1
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Rough Estimate on Release Date?


This is my first post here and I don't mean to stir a hornet's nest of flame for asking questions which have no concrete answers, but...

for those who've been watching video games come and go over the years or have an inkling into how long the life cycle usually takes: what can we expect.

I'm asking -- by drawing from some of your guys past knowledge (whether in the industry or not) what do you think we can expect in terms of a release date based on where the game is now?

I played PS in beta but forgot how long it was in that phase till the game went live. Anyone remember?

I'm hoping by getting ya'lls feedback we can sort of put together our own rough timeline based on mean answers (okay, I'm an engineer by actual trade).

Lastly, what up forums! I've swooped on here from time to time for my PS2 updates but I can't just be on the sidelines any longer. Time to reactivate my account...

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Old 2011-07-24, 12:04 PM   [Ignore Me] #2
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My friends and I predict end of 2012, or Q1 2013 but im leaning more on late 2012. Depends on what kinda info we get within the next few months, more gameplay trailers etc. I m hopin the game will come out asap but at the sametime cant rush these guys and have unbalanced and buggy game. I would rather wait longer and have a well polished balanced game.
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Old 2011-07-24, 12:05 PM   [Ignore Me] #3
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I would say sooner than we think. The trailer showed actual gameplay which means the game is quite far along already. However, I still think it's going to be at least a year and a half. Planetside 1 had two years between its reveal and its launch. Either way, there are plenty of other good games to keep us busy while we wait.

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Old 2011-07-24, 12:27 PM   [Ignore Me] #4
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My guess is Q1 or Q2 of 2012.
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Old 2011-07-24, 12:36 PM   [Ignore Me] #5
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Originally Posted by IDukeNukeml View Post

I believe the closed beta would be out before the end of 2011.
Yeah, I'll be really surprised if some form of beta isn't out by the end of the year, since Higby said they are much further ahead internally than the trailer shows.
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Old 2011-07-24, 12:43 PM   [Ignore Me] #6
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I'm leaning towards early 2nd quarter 2012 for actual release. Though as you can tell from the responses, who the hell knows. A few things I'm guessing are in it's favor for release within a year are the fact it's available for pre-order on several sites, the level of polish in the gameplay for the trailer, and the fact that it's a sequel which may make it easier for them to test as opposed to a brand new concept. A lot of the idea work and such is already their.

I'm hoping for earlier but like people said, I don't want a rushed final product. It really depends on how much they have already done internally. They may have an almost ready to go game for the most part and just need to work to pop it out to see how it performs large scale. Also it depends on how much of what they have planned is at release and how much comes as part of the 3 year plan.

So short answer - it's anybodies guess right now.
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Old 2011-07-24, 12:46 PM   [Ignore Me] #7
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Later Q3/Early Q4 Beta

Q2 Release of full game


That's my best approximation based on the information we've been given thus far.
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Old 2011-07-24, 12:29 PM   [Ignore Me] #8
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The end times 2012!!!!11

Zomgz we'll have like a day to playz it, oh noez!
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Old 2011-07-24, 12:34 PM   [Ignore Me] #9
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Originally Posted by Sovereign View Post
The end times 2012!!!!11

Zomgz we'll have like a day to playz it, oh noez!
PS2 release date 12-11-2012... coincidence i think not...
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Old 2011-07-24, 12:41 PM   [Ignore Me] #10
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No way this game will be released later this year as BF3 and MW3 will be out. Good luck gaining any major player base with the majority of the FPS players being enthralled with those games. If SOE wants to aim for a 2012 release I would not be shocked to see it late second quarter or early third quarter. Any later you will be putting up with the next CoD game over shadowing any other FPS. Depending on closed beta I would hope they would do that at least for 6 months and at the current rate closed beta probably will not be here till at least the fall time.
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Old 2011-07-24, 12:47 PM   [Ignore Me] #11
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No way this game will be released later this year as BF3 and MW3 will be out. Good luck gaining any major player base with the majority of the FPS players being enthralled with those games. If SOE wants to aim for a 2012 release I would not be shocked to see it late second quarter or early third quarter. Any later you will be putting up with the next CoD game over shadowing any other FPS. Depending on closed beta I would hope they would do that at least for 6 months and at the current rate closed beta probably will not be here till at least the fall time.
Those are platform FPS games first off, they have their own player base really. Second it would be easier to compete with a COD or BF3 game compared to a largely successful DUST 514 which is suppose to be released Q2 of next year. Regardless I wouldnt expect PS2 till late next year.
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Old 2011-07-24, 12:54 PM   [Ignore Me] #12
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I don't think they should worry about any BF, MW or other CoD titles or whatever. There is always one of those games coming out, they release them like 3 times a freakin' week, it feels like they should be up to CoD 37 by now for christs sake. If they release a strong game that challenges those and it's bad ass, then those other games should be the ones worried, now PS2. PS2 if they do it right might completely change the way people think about FPS games.
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Old 2011-07-24, 12:59 PM   [Ignore Me] #13
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Originally Posted by WarChimp130 View Post
I don't think they should worry about any BF, MW or other CoD titles or whatever. There is always one of those games coming out, they release them like 3 times a freakin' week, it feels like they should be up to CoD 37 by now for christs sake. If they release a strong game that challenges those and it's bad ass, then those other games should be the ones worried, now PS2. PS2 if they do it right might completely change the way people think about FPS games.
Still all those games will be in the headlines and PS2 will not be. BF3 and MW3 has way larger player base, so that is more hits for gaming sites to get more clicks on their site. There is gaps between when the CoD games are released too, at least BF doesn't do a yearly rehash lol. First half of 2012 would be perfect in my opinion and lots of people think that is when it may come. The BF3 and MW3 hype will have gone down significantly and people will likely be willing to try new games by that point. That is a win win for PS2.

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Old 2011-07-24, 01:07 PM   [Ignore Me] #14
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While I agree they will get headlines, I think PS2 will be making a push for some headlines also. I have a feeling SOE is going to put a lot of eggs in this basket. As a company they have been stumbling repeatedly and they need a home run. Combine the grass roots level campaign and word of mouth advertising I'm sure we're all going to embark on, with what I believe will be a really solid advertising push by SOE, followed with the buzz that will be swelling up in both the MMO and FPS worlds and you've got a perfect storm of hype.

If SOE does this right, they can knock this one out of the park and they won't have to worry about any other games.
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Old 2011-07-24, 01:07 PM   [Ignore Me] #15
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I would be willing to place a bet had I the money that there will be a beta of some kind before the year changes.
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