GearBox - Game is finished, why wait to release?

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3 years ago#11
Isn't "gold" just the production aspect of it. The bug-testing is right before gold. Unless you are testing the discs..
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3 years ago#12
I'm personally glad they won't push the release date up. Gives me more time to pay off my ULCE.
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3 years ago#13
"Development" doesn't mean what you think it means. Gearbox doesn't have magic elves to make all the discs in a single night. Gearbox doesn't have teleportation powers to distribute the game to retailers. Steam, Microsoft, and Sony have approval processes developers need to get through.

scorpio man posted...
Why not sooner in the middle of our yearly no release desert known as summer, where it will sell just as many if not more?


Selling in summer is pretty much a death sentence. That's why games aren't released then.
3 years ago#14
Mattheau has the right idea
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3 years ago#15
Lost_Djinn posted...
Mattheau has the right idea
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3 years ago#16
Game has to be printed into millions of disks then packaged.
Not only that but the finished product must be certified before it can be distributed so Microsoft can confirm that it stands up to their quality standards-- no major bugs or anything like that.

After that, the game must be shipped out to stores.

This takes a few months.
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3 years ago#17
DevilazerV1 posted...
Isn't "gold" just the production aspect of it. The bug-testing is right before gold. Unless you are testing the discs..


This^, the game is FINISHED 100% DONE
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3 years ago#18
Ext_Me posted...
Game has to be printed into millions of disks then packaged.
Not only that but the finished product must be certified before it can be distributed so Microsoft can confirm that it stands up to their quality standards-- no major bugs or anything like that.

After that, the game must be shipped out to stores.

This takes a few months.



Are you new to gaming? Countless games have gone gold the month it is to be released and has come out on time, getting the game printed and shipped is childs play.

What do you not understand about the game being 100% done, there IS NOT any more testing or certification to do on Sony or Microsofts part, the game is DONE
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