GameDev Law #1

Everything will always take longer than expected.

In general, I think game developers are a rather optimistic bunch.  We have to be, really.  Making games is a ton of hard work, requiring hundreds of hours to create something that you can't even be sure will be a success.  In our optimism, we seem to think everything will get done faster than we should; we forget the first "law" of making games, that everything will take at least twice as long as we initially estimate.

I just got another update from tinyBuild, and it looks like it will take at least another month before the console patches are ready.  Why?  Because they need to be done right, rather than rushed.  We tried some quick solutions to the problems, but they didn't suffice.  So now we have to take a longer, more involved approach.  This means things like re-writing scripts to handle reloading for every object, instead of just loading the entire scene, and other labor-intensive stuff. 

The good side of this though, is that the outcome should be much better!

Here are the main issues we're hoping to resolve with the upcoming patch:

  • Fix gore system glitches (mostly a Switch port issue)
  • Improve load times
  • Fix Achievement unlocks
  • Improved performance in general
  • Some minor bugs

It's never easy waiting, but I hope you guys understand.  As soon as I have a date for the patch release, I'll let you all know!