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Released or in Early Access? - 6/9/2015 9:49:59 PM   
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Is this game released or still in Early Access? The product page says that it has a Release Date: 9 APR 2015. But, the same page also says it is still in Steam Early Access....totally ambiguous. It can be one or the other, not both.


All the patches are 1.x, implying that the game is out of beta and has indeed been released. That is common practice, but certainly not a law.

Also, I want to get the game from Matrix, I DO NOT want a Steam version. What is the story on that? The confusing blurb that contradicts the Release Date also says:
"For the duration of the Early Access, you can buy direct from us to get a Steam key now. We will be releasing a stand alone version without Steam protection when the game leaves early access. If you buy a Steam key now, you'll also get this version for free!"

Not sure what all that means when I cannot tell if the game is officially released or not. Some judicious editing of the product page would remove ambiguity.



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RE: Released or in Early Access? - 6/9/2015 11:32:07 PM   
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still in early access, from all accounts will be in early access for awhile.

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RE: Released or in Early Access? - 6/10/2015 9:27:04 PM   
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Well, then I'll wait to get it. If the beta was out in a non-Steam format, I'd go ahead and try it.

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RE: Released or in Early Access? - 6/11/2015 12:59:23 AM   
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This is confirmed. We are in Early Access and will be for several more months.

The first major update will be a full conversion of the code base to OpenGL, which should result in greater stability and performance game-wide. Along the way to that first big update, we are targeting bug fixes and specific features. EA 1.8 adds the new Irregulars unit class. (Classes comprise categories such as Cavalry, Infantry, Siege, Archer and Naval.

Once OpenGL is released, we will have much greater freedom to add "new stuff."

We're certainly happy to hear that people want to wait for the final product. We're likewise extremely grateful to those early adopters of Early Access. It's in Early Access that players have tremendous input on features/improvements still going into the game. We read each and every forum post for input on what's in the game, and what could be in the game.

Good Hunting!

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RE: Released or in Early Access? - 6/11/2015 3:32:10 PM   
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Open Graphics Library just doesn't only offer better and higher performance, but also multi-platform so can be ported quicker and easier to, so it's win win for all

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RE: Released or in Early Access? - 6/15/2015 9:47:28 PM   
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I am enjoying the game in EA quite a bit. I believe it would add a lot to variety and replayability if you could recruit units native to the province that you captured, instead of limiting your recruitment pool to just your factions own units.
This would also make other resources potentially more important as they would be needed to recruit those additional unit types.
Keep up the good work!

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RE: Released or in Early Access? - 5/22/2016 1:13:25 AM   
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Been watching this game on the back burner for a while, can anyone tell me, is there a time span for coming out of steam early access to full release yet. ?

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RE: Released or in Early Access? - 5/22/2016 3:47:23 AM   
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I'm sure the developer will come along but i believe they said defiantly this year, don't think they gave a month.

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RE: Released or in Early Access? - 5/23/2016 9:39:26 PM   
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**budd** is right. On the steam site they said they were shooting for this year. They are still working on play balance issues and other minor stuff.

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RE: Released or in Early Access? - 6/18/2016 6:00:15 PM   
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thanks to you both for the info, I'll look in again in a couple of months.

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