Newsflash: Weresheep & Codex report, are we ready?
Everybody thinks the decision is already made, but that's not really true. The decision whether or not to release the Alpha next week tuesday December 17th will be made later today, live on www.twitch.tv.com/larianstudios and you'll be able to participate in it.
We decided that press, fans & producers need to be in agreement before we'll release it.
Press already had their say, so yesterday we asked a number of fans, in a long play-session which lasted 11 hours.
Here is their decision:
It's worth noting that they didn't finish half of the content that's in the alpha so we think we might want to re-adjust how long it'll take you to finish the alpha content. It's probably going to be more like 20 hours or so. Our apologies.
We also had one emissary from the Codex - he refused to go on camera, for very good reasons given the competitive environment he dwells in - but he had this to say:
So now we're waiting to see what David & Swen will say when reviewing Divinity: Original Sin's latest build. As mentioned, you can follow this on our twitch.tv channel and they will also be taking questions. Thomas guaranteed us that the sound problems will be fixed :)
At the end of their play session they'll give a go or no go. It is still possible that the release is postponed if something goes very wrong - don't kill us for it .
See you then!