City of Titans delays Issue 0 launch into 2019 – ‘We’re still here. We’re still fighting’

    
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You’d probably guessed it already, but Missing Worlds Media project lead Chris “Warcabbit” Hare has now confirmed the news: Kickstarted superhero MMORPG City of Titans is not going to make its 2018 “issue 0” launch. As late as October of this year, the team thought it was still doable, but that’s apparently changed.

“Unfortunately, I have the sad duty to tell you that we are not going to be able to launch in 2018,” Hare writes. “We’ve made a lot of progress over the last year. The character creator is almost ready to hit alpha, and has been undergoing intense internal testing. The UI is innovative and incredibly practical. The combat system is making huge progress – every major combat type of activity is functional and being tested- from buffing to healing to debuffing and knockback. No matter how you choose to play, we should have a style for you.”

Hare also touts progress on the mission system, improved auras, the character creator, costumes, and the game’s first procedurally generated mission map (of course, it’s an office!). So why the delay? Damage to the primary data repository was one major setback.

“That alone set us back at least three months. On top of that were a lot of smaller, related issues. Things that had to be delayed because something else wasn’t working properly. Things that just weren’t coming together as expected, and even a few things that were redone because a better method had been found. We also had some non-development related issues – for example, on a personal level, someone ran a red light into my car. With a pickup truck. I was hurting pretty badly for a while. We’ve had people lose their jobs, get ill from infections from hurricanes, have surgery for cancer, have deaths in the family – if it’s not one thing, it’s five others. Despite all that, the work continued. The character creator advanced amazingly during those months, and we were able to take some of the lessons we learned from it, and apply those to other parts of the game design. We’re still here. We’re still fighting. And we’re going to deliver on our promises.”

Source: Official site. Thanks, Cyanpill!

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Armsbend

Something everyone wants to hear from a developer: “We are still here.”

Fantastic.

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Denice J. Cook

All right now! They’re doing practically all of this for free, and have been doing so for years. The Kickstarter money went for tools. And, unlike many Kickstarters, not to mention shuttered pro studios, they *are* still here and working hard, yes.

Do you *always* have to say something nasty no matter what the news item is? ;)

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Armsbend

I am still here.

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Duane_Does_not_check_email

I will not lie that I am disappointed.

However, you get one launch and one first experience.

Have a merry Christmas, a happy holiday and see you in the New Year.

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IronSalamander8 .

This has been worked on for some time, I’d have to check Kickstarter to see when I backed it, but it’s been a few years for sure. It’s a daunting project and I do wish them well. I miss my CoH damnit!

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Chris Johnson

Take as much time as needed. You only get one chance to make a first impression. Remember that! I’m looking forward to the release as it’s a genre that’s criminally underserved, which is surprising given the popularity of superheroes today.

I only wished that you and the other forthcoming superhero games would pool your resources and make ONE game instead of 3 or 4 separate games.

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camren_rooke

I seriously don’t understand why superhero games of ANY variety aren’t more popular.

It seems like a good mystery for a online mmo news and opinion site to tackle.

As to pooling resources I suspect that would have had to have been done waaaaay earlier. Now each of them has a design plan and have probably made design decisions that could not work together without one group having to scrap most of all they have done.

and at the end, the free market says,

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camren_rooke

Hey. Good luck and no hurries. You all keep it up and I hope everyone enjoys much success in 2019.