Ik kwam bij Voodoo Extreme wat leuke info tegen over de release date van Unreal Tournament. Eerst is er een duitse game site (gxp.de) die beweerd dat de release van UT is uitgesteld naar februari 2000:
GT Interactive told us that the Release of Unreal Turnament will be postponed to February 2000. More info you'll find in our news section on www.gxp.de "News from September, 8th 1999"! It's realy scary and we're shocked !!!
The reason of this decision is simple, GT won't release a final if its not 100% running (no bugs and stable functioning)!! They told us they don't want to have such an update spectacle like they had with Unreal!!! [break] Billy / Voodoo Extreme vuurt daarop een mailtje richting Tim Sweeney / Epic met de vraag of iemand daar iets te veel van het foute spul gesmoked heeft : [/break] *Someone* is definitely smoking crack. That date is nuts; we intend to have the game on store shelves way before then. The information certainly didn't come from us. I don't think that they got that info from our counterparts at GT, because we sure as hell never communicated such a ridiculous and suicidally late release date to our publisher.
We're in the final stages of minor bug fixing and tweaking now. Though we haven't announced a release date, it's not far off. We're certainly not talking "next millenium" here.
This might just be a communication problem with GT's German office; we've had to jump through a lot of hoops with the German government to avoid
being banned there, which might be obfuscating UT's release date in Germany. But as far as I know, UT will ship in all of Europe and the United States simultaneously, and we're on track to make that so.