is this still in alpha stage?

#1darthmaulikPosted 6/2/2010 2:21:14 PM
because if it is the pictures on ign's web site are lookin pretty dang smooth right now
#2N64FTWxDPosted 6/2/2010 2:31:27 PM
It's pre-alpha I believe. And yes it is looking good at the moment. =P
#3DarkZV2BetaPosted 6/2/2010 9:09:48 PM
The tech is already laid out. It just means that they haven't finished the single player mode.
The "alpha" thing is mostly a marketing gimmick.
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#4CHAINMAILLEKIDPosted 6/2/2010 9:59:40 PM
Marketing?
Nobody's really going "See how good this looks, and its ONLY pre-alpha!"
Its more of a combination of the possibility of change, and wishful thinking.
#5Phasmatis92Posted 6/2/2010 10:09:24 PM
"The "alpha" thing is mostly a marketing gimmick."

IIRC, Tony stated that 'alpha" refers to a point where the game can be played from start to end without crashing, but the assets may not be final and there may still be bugs.
#6SupahShnipaPosted 6/2/2010 10:51:52 PM
Most of the textures are probably placeholders, like the SS character models.
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#7HVSTony(VIP)Posted 6/2/2010 11:58:31 PM
Ive never heard alpha ever being used as a "gimmick" in the games industry. Its a standard. Alpha usually means the game can be played through from start to finish. This can mean start to finish with missing art, weapons, enemies, just about anything, but can be played though. After alpha there is still lots to do in art dev and design still. Once you hit beta, that usually means content complete, but any game dev will tell you content is always getting thrown in.

After beta is when the bugs start rolling in.

These are real terms used by every game studio in the world and used internally. Marketing has nothing to do with it.

-Tony
#8HVSTony(VIP)Posted 6/3/2010 12:02:08 AM
Alpha in mp games or mp modes is usually set out with per game goals as multi-player is a grey area when it comes to "play through it all the way" Most game dev's will set out milestones for multiplayer rather then pass an alpha. once they feel its good enough to start playtesting on a large scale, you might call that beta.

And now you know. Yay for learning.

-Tony
#9The_ShaderPosted 6/3/2010 2:49:34 AM
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#10elheberPosted 6/3/2010 9:19:15 AM
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