[quote="N0B0DY"]For all of us (myself included) who are impatient about the new release bear in mind that
A) Space Engine has probably reached a point that it has become too complex to develop at the same pace as it was developed in the past.
B) Other projects (that although can not be directly compared with SE) are also delayed and even more for e.g Star Citizen.
Although SC has been announced at about the same time period as SE and although it is a completely different application,
look where it is now: In alpha state, expensive and full of bugs. And in addition to that it is a multi million dollar project and still no clear date as of when it will be released. Also hundreds of programmers are working on it.
Another game that I am following and can compare is Elite: Dangerous. Again this project is released as a finished game but nowhere finished it can be regarded as. After 4 years from its release we still don;t have atmospheric worlds to explore! Also no orbital physics are there! And you can not travel from system to system the way you do in SE. There is a loading screen every time you jump to another system, hidden within a hyperspace jump animation (which is quite beautiful nonetheless).
So let's be patient and I am sure that Space Engineer will deliver an outstanding release in the not so distant future![/quote]
I believe we have a bit of a miscommunication here. I am far from suggesting that they hurry up and finish everything now. That would be silly.
What I'm thinking is that it may be better to concentrate on one thing, finish it and release it. Then move to the next thing.
Plus didn't they say they want to use Steam in the future? Having Steam handle patching would ensure that updating SE in smaller increments is a perfectly viable option instead of cramming as much stuff into every new iteration as humanly possible.
If SpaceEgineer sees this post, please know that I am not trying to rush you. Take as much time as you need to ensure you hand us a stable and complete 0990 version. I have no insight into the challenges you face, maybe all of this work is absolutely and unavoidably essential for the goal of 0990. I am simply hoping for smaller, but more frequent updates instead of huge leaps that only come once in every couple of years. Nobody is getting any younger.