It's worth mentioning, I guess, that our frustration isn't to do with just not getting something 'for xmas'. It's because this is the holiday period, when we would have time to really play and test the thing.
Matrix are very small, I suppose, and they clearly had other priorities for the run up to the holidays (as we've seen on the home page). I find it hard to believe that there might be sound commercial sense in putting 'Distant Worlds: Return of the Shakturi' (whatever that is) ahead of Command Ops in the queue, but I guess that's the reality. I guess that game generates more of the bottom line. As everyone always points out, Command Ops is a niche within a niche. And Matrix can't help that they had staff off with flu and such like (this is what Eric said). Just one of those things. We shouldn't be hard on them, I think. I'm sure they tried. I think, however, that they shouldn't expect anything but this kind of reaction (and a loss of goodwill, which converts to the bottom line, eventually) if they don't put it out, when it was so expected AND they post no excuse or explanation whatsoever. Doesn't take long to post something apologising and explaining.
If they'd bothered to explain, for example, I wouldn't have to waste my F***ing time checking here to see if they put it out!!!!