Releases IF

One thing that seems very curious to me is that because IF never says a release date like most video game creators

I am not criticizing that decision far from it but I would like to know why they do it that way :)

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IFLLC does not give release dates for a few reasons. The main reason is that issues may arrive during testing, delaying the release, causing extreme frustration to consumers for not meeting the deadline.

Plus, it builds hype/suspense. 😁


For more information, feel free to check out the following reply from Marc. If you open the topic linked in his response, you can get some more detail.

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Because everything can change, from one moment to the other.
Say they’ve given a release date, February 29th, on the 28th, a bug is discovered that renders it unplayable. They would get a lot of hate for not releasing it the following date. Thus they never give a release date :)

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Wouldn’t even make it unless it’s 2024 lol

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Plot twist: the bug is that it’s not a leap year.

In all sincerity though, yes, bug testing takes time and the devs prefer to deliver a quality, finished product than deliver a release date.

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I also think they do it because that way they create hype and attract more people.

And also because IF likes surprises.

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