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Re: May the 4th Update 2020
And EA just released its trailer for Star Wars Squadrons.  I fear it is just a matter of time until this Project gets another Cease and Desist order.  Man, I've followed this project for over 11+ years now, back before it was called Fate of the Galaxy.   You guys have worked so hard and and this is soo close to release too.  I guess I have no right to complain because I've only been following your work.  Thanks for allowing us to follow this process.  I hope this gets release before Oct 2, 2020 (EAs Squadrons release date).

 
Re: May the 4th Update 2020
Yeah would be a shame if everything got wasted.

 

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Indeed. We have always been aware a C&D might occur, and the risk is now heightened. To that end though, we are continuing with work as planned, just being even less vocal about updates.

We still have every intent to release FotG in one large push when it's ready. The main reason we have not released in stages is because we likely only get one shot to release before the C&D risk becomes untenable.

FotG has SP focus, along with a rich mission editor (FRED) and can run on lower end PCs, not to mention Linux and Mac (all of which cannot be said for EA's new game).

Thus, a niche still exists for us, and we are taking precautions to ensure we are able to reach a point where we can fill that niche.

 
Re: May the 4th Update 2020
Yeah just that EA might come up with a literal deadline this time. Any chance for FotG coming out this summer?

 

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Can't say precisely. Ultimately, though it might almost be wiser to wait until after SWS comes out, since EA will do anything they can to magnify that sweet Fall/holiday season revenue.

 
Re: May the 4th Update 2020
I fear EA has been watching Star Citizen funding model and may sell each ship individually (probably available as DLC at launch too).  I can also see an "insurance re-buy" model too.  I guess we'll know more before long.  I'm just so tied of this "loot box" monetization BS.

 

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Re: May the 4th Update 2020
Calm. The. Heck. Down.

There's no indication apart from a feeling that "It has happened before." We're aware of this project and we made all the precautions we could. Throwing in the towel like you'd automatically do makes no sense.
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Re: May the 4th Update 2020
I fear EA has been watching Star Citizen funding model and may sell each ship individually (probably available as DLC at launch too).  I can also see an "insurance re-buy" model too.  I guess we'll know more before long.  I'm just so tied of this "loot box" monetization BS.

Not gonna happen. CIG's funding model is so deeply scammy that EA can't get away with it without massive pushback.
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Re: May the 4th Update 2020
Would this be available under less..... Public, avenues if anything did happen to hinder release?

 

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Contingency plans are in place.

 

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Re: May the 4th Update 2020
You have my thanks 👍

 

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Re: May the 4th Update 2020
I fear it is just a matter of time until this Project gets another Cease and Desist order.

hoping that does not happen...
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I hope it includes HD remastering of the 3 Rogue Squadron games.
A FotG mod could do the non ground missions at least :P

And at least one FSO mod seems to have decent in-atmosphere flight missions (Star Fox: EH)

I remember Shadow Genesis having some decent ground missions as well.

  

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Re: May the 4th Update 2020
Great update overall!
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