Backer Build 5 and Release Date Update

I’ll just echo what others have said; I’m not really fussed about the delays, better than when a game releases and isn’t complete/polished. Take your time (if money affords it) and make the game that you want to make.

Launch is going to be critical because we all know plenty of people are going to try and pick this game apart for obvious reasons. So yeah not too surprised by this decision.


Curious if this means Steam release delay as well or if since backer launch is the same date it stays the same?

Also, maybe shoulda used some of that Epic deal money to hire some people…

The Steam release will be one year from the launch of the full game on Epic.

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Oh, thank god. I was so afraid you would go through with releasing a glorified backer build as a “full game” and then “improve it” with content patches. You would get such crappy reviews and reputation and it would stick. That would mean no PP2 and result in less PP1 overall and nobody wants that.

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Will backersbuild 5 be available for all backers on fig or only those on higher tier?

If not, please consider since the delay is reaching 1 year now and kinda feels unfair. If you give acces to all backers i dont mind waiting another year for a final version. I assume the game is already in a near finished state.

The Backer Builds will be available to all of those who paid the extra cost to receive early access.

Ok so this is good news for early-acces buyers only. Now it sounds like there is an upside to this story for every backer.

I chose my tier based on a release date of which i thought i could sit out. But it keeps growing, and no guarentee this is the last delay. Don’t you feel backers who didn’t choose ‘early-acces’ should have right to play the beta about now ~1 year after promised delivery date? At a certain point it grows unfair.

I guess its ok now, whats another 3 more months… But please please consider this if there is another delay in future…

The game that is finally released should be really something memorable. I trust Julian perhaps more than I should, but it is not like my life depends upon it. OTOH, Julian’s livelihood & reputation does depend upon the quality of this final release, so I’m not overly concerned. At age 71, waiting is not something you do comfortably any more, but so be it. Better to live with a positive outlook than a negative one, I say.


But that would be unfair to those who have paid extra. :wink:

Listen, if you really want to play bugged backers build before game release you can always buy game second time, but this time on higher tier. It will show how much passionate you are and how you can’t wait to use Rage Burst with Hel Cannon! :alien:

Thanks for the update guys! Look forward to seeing the changes <3

No it would not be unfair to them. In what world would that be unfair…
You backed for early beta access with a release date in 2018. That has been stretched considerably. So that has been more than fullfilled. All backers should already have fullfilment by now. That is called fair, nothing else.

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Gears 5 and Borderlands 3 are both released in September :wink:.
That’s why Mechwarrior 5 won’t be released according to Russ Bullock (President Piranha Games) if you want to believe him. Oh and yes - it is another game I backed which is now an Epic Store exclusive. This is Offtopic though.

The EGS has another 4-5 months time now. Maybe you’ll get cloudsaves till then. I doubt that the mod support will be ready (this genre needs mods) and don’t even think about achievements.

Nevertheless have fun with BB5 and good luck with the release on February 2020 :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

I’m actually quite relieved by this news! September did seem like too soon of a launch date. December, right around the Christmas rush, is both a better time market-wise for release and it will give you guys the time you need to polish things up. I’ll still play the game, as I’m sure many others will.

Lower tiers offered keys for the game when it is finished, higher tiers offer access to pre-release backer beta. Beta5 is still pre-release build. I saw the same argument made when another crowdfunded project was delayed. Postponing release date doesn’t make lower purchases eligible for higher tier rewards. Higher tier packages are still available for sale. Not all players who have access to beta are original backers.

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Right decision and we now get some backer love

So technicly the release date is an estimation not a promise. And technicly I never bought a product on fig. And technicly its beta until they say its released. And technicly it would be available on steam but they never said it would be immediatly after release. But even though its all technicly correct, thanks for pointing out dear lawyers, i still feel kinda screwed. I’m merely asking them to consider releasing beta to all backers if there will be another delay after this. Not because its technicly correct, but because it would be morally right towards ‘expectations’ of backers of all tiers.

You did not pay for early access, and you don’t have it. Now you claim that since you would have the game now if it was not delayed, it entitles you to a early access. Well, it does not. It would be an equivalent of me saying “You promised BB every two months, I demand BB13”, and I would, technically, have more right than you, since I actually paid for it. What you are doing is begging, in literal sense. As much as I dislike Yokes, he is right, you can’t get for free something we paid for. We would also have the full game if it got out earlier, but we have to wait. An so shall you, as everybody else.

Oh, you had yet more audacity, even if everybody called you wrong. No, you begging is not morally correct. Begging to get something for free, while others have payed for it is opposite. You are so delusional, that in your head, just waiting made you deserve something. It doesn’t, stop pestering everybody.