Shroud of the Avatar is not launching this year, but it will have a launch date this year

There’s a lot still to be done in the development of Shroud of the Avatar. Even with the most recent major patch for the game having just been released, the newest update on the game’s development outright states that the game will not be hitting honest-to-goodness launch state this year; there’s still a great deal to be done, such as polishing up the game’s performance, improving rewards, improving in-game direction, and enriching the game’s narrative. All that having been said, the game should receive a launch date by the end of the year, so that’s at least a step in the right direction.

The development dispatch includes a roadmap for the remaining patches of the year; the October patch is meant to improve the UI, client performance, and the story flow of the game’s opening scenes. November will see more progress on that front along with holiday content and more sidequests, and December will be focused on optimizing FPS and another batch of holiday content. It’s still part of the lengthy journey through early access, even if the game seems as if it can finally spy the finish line.

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Vagabond Sam

If your game is persistent, with no more wipes to address balance issues or exploits.

If your game allows players to experience the entire story from start to finish.

If your game encourages RMT from the store, it’s *only* ‘preferred partner’ and the player forums with unsecured PayPal trades.

If all of these are true. You are a launched game. Regardless of what word games and PR spin you desperately try to apply to a game for which all of these statements are true and have been for over a year.

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Suikoden

Agreed. I bought this game, knowing it’s early access and all that, but I have to say, this game is soooo confusing. I like the concepts, but it’s like the confusion is a selling point for them, and someone needs to tell them that it’s really not a good selling point. This is where the old school mentality fails, when you forget to add in things that have been improvements over the years. And the combat, confusing and hard to watch.

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pid

ridiculous. just admit failure, it’s useless to try and confuse people into thinking it hasn’t launched yet

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Dro Gul

This game launched a long time ago no matter what they want to call it. No wipes = launch.

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pepperzine

Exactly what I was thinking. You can’t set a date in the future for a game to launch when it already did.

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