Well, they dont seem to announce every single game as 'gone gold'. Close Combat Modern Tactics never had a Gold announcement. Commander - Napoleon didnt either. Infact, that game was announced as "soon to be released" and then just 5 days later - It was out.
A lot of other games didnt get the 'Gold' announcement, they were just announced as released. And don't forget that Matrix often seems to release a download version of the game and then later add the hardcopy version.
I don't read the future, but I wouldnt nesecsarrily be waiting for a gold announcement followed by 30-90 days. I expect the "Out Soon" or "Final Version is in Test" announcement followed by the download now, hardcopy later scenario.
And besides, as most of us know, "Gone Gold" is an older term. Remember Rich Laporte (sp) from GoneGold.com? Back before downloadable games were around. I don't know, I just wouldnt sit fretting about a gold announcement and think the lack of one means the game wont be out in 2008. I mean heck, the new remake of Close Combat 5 is being made by Strategy 3 Tactics, it has gone gold, but the guys who made it dont' even have a website!
The new Close Combat announced gold on 10/23 and today, 10/28 it's available.
< Message edited by Tactics -- 10/28/2008 7:36:47 PM >