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Release Date

Hype Build Up
09/25: Teaser 1
09/26: Teaser 2
09/27: Teaser 3
09/28: Teaser 4
09/29: Teaser 5
09/30: Teaser 6
10/01: Teaser 7

10/02: Hadriex Trailer

10/04: NZZ Trailer

About the Release Date
If you saw the tweet the other day then you already know when the game is being released. To state again, it is October 6th! That date is not changing this time.

So here's what happening. Hadriex got a hold of the beta back in early July. The game was been 'complete' since June 30th and up to this point, its been just fixing everything and putting in the last bits at the end of the game that I left out at first. I gave Hadriex the beta so he could get footage to make a trailer for the game. (And so he could be my guinea pig as well, little does he know, but don't tell him, HE CAN NEVER KNOW!)

But little did I know, that he was putting together not just a trailer, but a few teaser like trailers based on different parts of the game. NZZ, one of the testers that was on the project for most of its development time also made a trailer. I had an idea that I dropped by both of them (which Hadriex had already been thinking as well) that I'd release one of Hadriex's teasers per day, then NZZ's trailer, then the game after that. Hadriex already has the teasers scheduled to be posted on youtube at 3:00am central US time every day they are to be released. I doubt I'll be up at that time to put up a link, but the morning of, usually around 9am-10am, I will edit this message with another link to a teaser/trailer at the top.

OR you can subscribe to Hadriex's youtube channel here and you don't need to go through my shenanigans. If you're a crazy person that's up at 3am central time like I am (sometimes) you'll get the video right away. So here's the release schedule:

Sept 25 - Oct 2: Hadriex teasers (There are 7 + 1 thing)
Oct 4: NZZ trailer
Oct 6: GAME RELEASED!! (At midnight)

On the 6th because while I'll be away that day, I will be around during the 7th and 8th should anything weird, like the game ending the world or something, and only I can fix it by patching a bug... just as long as it doesn't happen before 10pm on the 6th.

Other Things and Acknowledgements
The project has had a lot of input from the testers and they have all helped out tremendously, including sticking with the project despite my oddities. Some of them many of you may know, others, you may not recognize their Internet handles. Those guys are:
Amatsu Darkfyre
Koishi the Rock
NegativeZeroZ (NZZ)

They all had their things they tried to focus on during the project, which was helpful.

Hadriex of course was a big help there at the end due to his being used as a test subject, err, providing a completely blind playthrough of the game, as well as receiving a constant barrage of updates throughout. The guy probably has like 20 versions of the game, some of them having broken states here and there.

Alice from the Talkhaus provided useful suggestions from time to time.

WhattayaBrian was super helpful for providing suggestions on various game mechanics. He's a very knowledgeable person when it comes to code practices and gameplay concerns. Definitely someone I'd like to work with in the future.

Alrighty, that's all for now, and I'm sure I'm missing some people.  Anyway, the wait is almost over!


So Hey, Where's the Game?

Actually everyone has been super patient. You guys are awesome for that. So here's what's going on. Some might know that I work full time, some also know that I, at times, work overtime when asked. That's not necessarily the entire reason DT3 isn't out yet though. I like to keep up with my social life and the last half of August was fairly busy for me for various reasons, even when I was at my computer. DT3 didn't get a lot of my time.

Though now that it has taken this long, both Hadriex and NZZ have prepared trailers for the game, because they're awesome like that. Hadriex put together a few short ones in a sort of teaser trailer type of thing, while NZZ made a bit longer one in a more release trailer style.

Some ideas came out after seeing them all (some are still being worked on too, but almost done it appears.) What we're going to do is release one of Hadriex's trailers each day up to the game's release, and then on the day before (or 2 days before) DT3's release, NZZ's trailer will be posted. I'll be giving a date to this when I know for certain I can uphold a release date. I may have the first teaser posted the day I announce the release date.

Until then... Phantom Pain is out! I won't be playing it, at least not yet, but I will be watching Jerry play some of it. I've been crazy looking forward to MGS5 for a long time now.

On a high note for DT3. It will pick up again starting tomorrow. I'm nearly done with a thing, that once done, I'll know more of a closer date that the game can be released. It's close!! Also August had more blog views than any other month so far... well I did hype up August for a bit. My bad on that.