View Full Version : Release Date Moved to May 2005

01-14-2005, 11:32 AM
Due to reorganization within UBI the SH3 title will be postponed until May 05.

01-14-2005, 11:47 AM
And you know that how ????
working for ubisoft,are we ?

01-14-2005, 12:14 PM

01-14-2005, 01:45 PM
Oh well, at least I've got time for S.T.A.L.K.E.R now. So long as THAT isn't delayed (again).

Pr0metheus 1962
01-14-2005, 01:49 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Licula:
Oh well, at least I've got time for S.T.A.L.K.E.R now. So long as THAT isn't delayed (again). <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yup. It gives me the chance to play Judge Dredd and KotOR 2, and whether the original post was in jest or not, I'm actually HOPING SH3 is delayed because the extra time spent on it probably means it will be an even better game for it.

01-14-2005, 02:00 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Beeryus: I'm actually HOPING SH3 is delayed because the extra time spent on it probably means it will be an even better game for it. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Don't tell that to the LOMAC crowd.


Pr0metheus 1962
01-14-2005, 02:45 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JG27_Arklight:
Don't tell that to the LOMAC crowd.


LOMAC was a dog from start to finish. Just another example of an amateurish development schedule combined with a fixation on graphics and just getting the game sold rather than on quality.

Many games are delayed. Some delayed games turn out great, some turn out crappy. Delay means nothing, and speculation about delay proves nothing.

I hate to tell anyone to get a life, but really, those speculating about 'possible' delays when no delay has even been hinted at by any developer (or anyone else involved) need to get a life.

If there is another delay, it's a good thing because it gives developers more time. If the game turns out crappy after that, it's not because it should have been released sooner. On the contrary, it's because it needed far more delay. To claim otherwise is plain nonsense. No fully finished game ever got delayed 'just to dumb it down'. A distributor would have to be run by complete morons if they did that. The folks who run Ubisoft may be a lot of things, but they didn't build a gaming powerhouse by being fools.

U-551 Kapitan
01-15-2005, 04:38 AM
btw, when is STALKER out? I haven't gotten a PC mag for absolutely ages, and I don't usuaslly check the site (too dedicated to this http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif)

01-15-2005, 04:54 AM
Here is the news, Kapitan:

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. delayed until May 2005 - 29/10/2004

Following the internal evaluation of the game performance and the huge undertaking required to test the product, the company submitted a request to the game's worldwide publisher THQ INC. asking for additional time.

"We're extremely grateful to THQ INC. for allowing us the time we feel will allow S.T.A.L.K.E.R.:Shadow Of Chernobyl to achieve its true potential" stated Oleg Yavorsky, Senior PR Manager for GSC Game World. "With the game expectation bar set so high and the team so close to achieving their ambition, we didn't want to rush the product out, and will work now on ensuring it is stable, balanced and fun-to-play on every level before releasing it to THQ INC. for manufacture. It is a hard step to take. Ultimately, I think it is a reasonable thing to do, although, I know it may disappoint our fans who have waited patiently for the game's release. All we can do is re-assure the public that we will the use the time wisely and the end result will be worth waiting for".

As it is well documented, one of the key game features is its ambitious 'life simulation' system, which controls the entire populous of the open game world. Due to its complexity, this appears to be the most time-consuming feature to implement and perfect as well as being time intensive to test, taking into account that the game monsters not only have full life-cycles working (including hunting, feeding, resting, sleeping, combat etc), but also migrate from level to level, all independently of the player's actions. With NPCs it all goes on at an even more complex level, by which they not only live in the game, but also accomplish quests, communicate, trade and fight, in the same way as the player.

Therefore, an additional time buffer will undeniably be useful for GSC to carry out a more extensive testing of the game universe and its mechanisms.

It is also worthwhile mentioning that S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl is the first game built on the new X-Ray engine and the additional development time will ensure technology stability and the perfect functioning of all its components.

We would like to reassure the community that the development team applies every effort possible (and sometimes impossible) to deliver the game to the highest level as early as feasible. It is exciting for us to realize that most of the features initially announced and some requested later by the community have been implemented in the game, and it is just the testing and debugging which remains to be accomplished. We very much appreciate your support and loyalty to the game through all this time as they are pivotal and valued by every member of the team. We also count on the community support with the upcoming game beta testing, in this way we all can ensure the game shows up as soon as possible.

To confirm our hard work on the game, please, check out the latest in-game screenshots on the official game web-site.


01-15-2005, 05:04 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by vonotto:
Due to reorganization within UBI the SH3 title will be postponed until May 05. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wholesaler info estimated release day is 18.3.05. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

U-551 Kapitan
01-15-2005, 05:54 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif well, i guess its for the best, because we need some time to play SH3, assuming it is coming out Feb 25

01-15-2005, 06:54 PM
Ubersofty a "gaming Powerhouse"??!

Now that is a joke to keep me laughing until the release date!!!
THE ONLY title they have had that has brought them any kind of money and or prestige was havin a game with Mr.Clancy's name on it. PERIOD!!And maybe havin their hands in on a title that has become a cult classic among 1st gen pc gamers.
Console titles may be diff but I see nothing in the way of Ubersofty even coming close to a ha ha heh "gaming powerhouse"!
From their early releases which happen more often than not to there non-support of their devs from r&d funds all the way to Advertising is at best neo-lithic!!
Man it is almost like we are talkin of Maddox and his exemplary record of somewhere near complete bug free games over on their home boards!!
But as much as I may disagree with you on Ubersofty and their gaming kingdom I do agree that a release date being pushed back is nothing more than the devs sticking up for their "child" to make sure it is going to be well rounded and not some bastid child like Patch-ific Fumblers is!!

Better late and COMPLETE than early and being under 1-C's dev control!!

U-551 Kapitan
01-16-2005, 05:29 AM
Clancy games are good... but everyone here knows my opinion of his books http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif