First off, let me get something off my chest here: weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re laughing at the SoonÃ¢â€žÂ¢ meme too. Unfortunately, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s more of a pained laugh for us. But we also know, when youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re in a game development environment, things donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t always run on schedule.
ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the case with the Asteroid Redirect Mission, which is being made in collaboration with NASA. Yes, I added that last part for added effect. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re pretty serious about making sure this is a great update. Part of ensuring that is fixing bugs when theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re discovered. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been dealing with some serious bugs that have radically stretched our release schedule into your favorite word, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Soon.Ã¢â‚¬Â
We release information pre-launch to inform and this update is a pretty big one. We participated in SXSW Gaming Ã¢â‚¬â€œ specifically to start talking about the Asteroid Redirect Mission. We also talked about it at GDC, which was a pre-scheduled trip to be at the Game Developers Choice Awards (thanks again!) and for a few team membersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ talks. We even had a few post-GDC plans, as I'm sure you've seen. So we always intended to talk a lot about ARM pre-launch. What we didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t intend was for our team to be kept so busy theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re still actively working on the build.
So, why havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t we given a date? Simple. We donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have one yet. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re as frustrated with that as anybody and our team is working hard to finish it. Just know we are trying to deliver a fun, playable update that will challenge KSP players.
We apologize that itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not finished. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re truly sorry. We want this update out as badly as each of you and nothing would make us feel better than seeing everybody having the fun we know you'll have in ARM. Right now, though, your patience is appreciated. We don't have a set date, but seriously, it won't be much longer. Maybe "soon" is a bit of a misnomer here, but let's just say if all things stay on track, you'll see it in April.
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