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Release date

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:42 pm
by Augustenborg
When is the release date for trine 2? Can't find any information on it really...

Re: Release date

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:46 pm
by Quandrastorm
there isnt any yet, and pre-order on steam didnt start either

Re: Release date

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:02 pm
by Szymciak
They tweeted that they're aiming for September release not too long ago ;)

Re: Release date

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:09 pm
by FB_Lauri
We don't want to give any too accurate guesses as our Trine 1 supposed release dates backfired really bad :oops:

What I can promise is that we will ship a great game :D

Re: Release date

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:01 pm
by loadstone007
Yep, I remember the release issues with the first game. Just wait for a final release date announcement. For now, I wouldn't wait for September - you might be disappointed.

Re: Release date

Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:25 pm
by SirDrago
FB_Lauri wrote:We don't want to give any too accurate guesses as our Trine 1 supposed release dates backfired really bad :oops:

What I can promise is that we will ship a great game :D


So you cant keep the Summer 2011 release window? I think you guys should only put as a release "When its done".

Re: Release date

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:24 am
by EvilKitten
This situation has become the norm for many titles for too long, I doubt it can really be helped, it's always difficult to judgew how long a project can take, and, whilst I'm really eagerly anticipating the release, and a little disappointed that it seems by all accounts we might be waiting until November or later, I know also that rushed releases enforced by publishers with horrendously stressful crunch-time on developers leads to increased chances of (serious) bugs and somewhat unfinished, sub-standard games. The polish on Trine 1 showed just what Frozenbyte can do, and I am sure that that little extra wait will be well worth it for a game the devs will be sure is ready and are proud of.

We know T2 is in the works and presumably is almost complete if not in testing, so there's little to really worry about. With this knowledge, it's probably a good thing we're not being given amended release dates continually updated as for whatever reasons they get pushed back further, as that would only leads to more frustration. Instead, it's so much more likely that next thing we hear about a definite release date will be the real deal ;)

Re: Release date

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:44 pm
by FB_Lauri
Thanks to everyone for understanding the situation.

We are still working on finalizing the game, but it's not too long until it will go to further approval process(es). Please remember that both our publisher and console channels do their own testing after we have completed the game, and the release date is only set after the game passes all the tests, so it's a while away until we even know the release date (and it's not set by us!).

Our number one goal is to deliver a great game, and if that takes a delay of a few weeks we will rather opt that than failing to deliver the game that everyone have waited (or developed) this long.

Re: Release date

Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:33 pm
by loadstone007
It's hard to be patient...
Oh, and my girlfriend keeps asking me about this game on a weekly basis :)

Re: Release date

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:54 pm
by Neolander
Any indication about preorders ?

Re: Release date

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:47 pm
by fb_joel
At the moment, no. Pre-orders are tied to the release. So basically, when pre-orders start, we'll know the release date (or at least a rough month).

Re: Release date

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:23 am
by clayton2
At this point, is a September release still realistic?

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:56 pm
by FULLMETAL56
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Re: Release date

Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:39 pm
by fb_joel
September is not realistic. It'll be Q4 but no exact month/date. I hope we could announce something in September though but that's not a promise.

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:06 pm
by FULLMETAL56
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Re: Release date

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:11 pm
by fb_Exc
FB_Lauri wrote:Please remember that both our publisher and console channels do their own testing after we have completed the game, and the release date is only set after the game passes all the tests, so it's a while away until we even know the release date (and it's not set by us!).

Our number one goal is to deliver a great game, and if that takes a delay of a few weeks we will rather opt that than failing to deliver the game that everyone have waited (or developed) this long.


Yes, we are of course doing some heavy testing ourselves as well and it's looking good! :)

Re: Release date

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:14 pm
by Shogun
Any updates? It must be near now. Oct/Nov maybe?

Re: Release date

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:28 am
by GhostX
Hi, I have two questions...

1. Can we expect this game to be launched in early October? I'm hoping so because that will allow us to play this game before the big AAA titles like battlefield, uncharted and skyrim hit the market.

2. Will this game have a platinum trophy for the ps3? I'll be buying Trine 2 regardless but a plat for it will be awesome. I only heard about and bought Trine 1 because it was one of the only ps3 downloadable games featuring a platinum trophy. The best downloadable console game I ever played.

Re: Release date

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:56 pm
by FB_Lauri
1. Unfortunately October is out of question, the approval process can easily take a few months. (and that is completely out of our hands!)

2. We cannot confirm anything yet. What I can tell is that our trophies/achievements are very fun and they can be collected in numerous ways, in both single and multiplayer. 8)

Re: Release date

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:44 pm
by tommyla
Holidays 2011 is good for me ;)
meybe i get nostalgia from when i played trine 1 during the holidays in 2009

Re: Release date

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:31 am
by Pi$$ed0ff
WTF? i love this game and u guys BUT i came here today expecting a release date for trine 2 and i pretty much just read on this forum "it could be out before the world ends" i was told via your website "march" then u pushed it all the way back to September (wtf again) and even now u say it wont be out in October?!?!?! ur not even sure if your going to be a month or 2 late on the already pushed back dead line? i have a job, if i fail to produce results before the dead line id be in trouble if I'm given an extension and I'm STILL late (with no idea of when id be done)id be out of a job. what makes "frozenbyte" so special?

as a fan of the game sense day Fu<|<!|\|g one i think i deserve to at least know if u guys can finish the job your paid to do before the end of the year. i thinks its F-ed up that u guys probably get paid more than me to do a 5!ttyer job

i was showing this game to some buds the other day and they asked "when is it going to be out" its really annoying to have to say "possibly within the next 3 to 5 years, maybe they'll wrap it up before the PS4 comes out (who knows)"

Re: Release date

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:25 pm
by Wolfenschfung
Hi, everybody !! I'm waiting Trine2 as you are, but you know, a great game it's hard to made. I mean something without bugs, implemented as it should be. And whenever it will be ready it will be a GREAT game, that's my opinion. To wait it's a quality that we must have because it's worth it :D . So, frozenbyte guys, keep the good work, and don't let Pontius and Amadeus to do bad things, 'cause they are dedicated to this :wink:

Re: Release date

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:43 am
by fb_joel
Thanks. :)

Pi$$ed0ff wrote:...

I replied to you in the email but I guess I'll just copypaste it here:

Sorry to hear about the disappointment. It's certainly understandable, however from our point of view our ultimate goal is to create a game that is as good as possible. We don't want to release a game that is crap, in other words. It would not be fair to anybody, least of all you and other gamers.

It's true that we fail at estimating the release dates though. The explanation for that is probably that it's very hard to predict them when there's a lot of creativity going around. I'd like to think that it shows in the quality of our games, though. (We have full control of the game/project so we don't have to answer to anybody really, i.e. publishers don't tell us what to do or when to do it, which explains why we can get away with delaying the game.)

I think it's a bit harsh to say that we do a shitty job on Trine 2, to be perfectly honest. Let's at least wait until the game is out so you can make a proper judgement. :)

And to answer the main question here, Trine 2 will be released before 2011 is over. We're still working on the game a little bit and after that it will go to console certification processes that usually take around 2 months, and then it will be released. That's all I can say on this right now but I hope it gives you an idea of when to expect the game. Give the Trial version a shot when the game is out, I hope you will forgive us then. :)

Re: Release date

Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:38 pm
by Mr. ShadowStealer
Pre-order? Pretty please. :3

It doesn't matter whether the release date will be in the end of this year or in the end of the next year. I just want to pre-order already and support you. :)

Re: Release date

Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:06 pm
by fb_joel
Working on it... The price will most likely be announced together with the pre-order, they are a bit linked... So we'll see how it goes. In any case it's getting closer, even if it will still take weeks rather than days.