Going gold

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Going gold

Post by eric21 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:30 pm

When do you think the game will go gold? I say in 2 weeks

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Re: Going gold

Post by Dusty1424 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:54 pm

What's going gold? :confusednew:

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Re: Going gold

Post by redglasses » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:09 pm

I think it means when the game is finished but not released
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Re: Going gold

Post by cr41g_1965 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:24 pm

my guess would be a million copies sold ?


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Re: Going gold

Post by eric21 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:25 pm

It means production of the game is finished and ready to make copies of the game

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Re: Going gold

Post by Guil » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:07 pm

Going gold is when the gold master is released. Gold master is the last version of software unless a major bug is found.

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Re: Going gold

Post by garyst » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:43 pm

So they plan on printing millions of copies and distributing to all the retailer's that will carry the game around the world in only a couple weeks time?

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Re: Going gold

Post by scott63 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:47 pm

garyst wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:43 pm
So they plan on printing millions of copies and distributing to all the retailer's that will carry the game around the world in only a couple weeks time?
My guess is it already went gold. However, "millions" of copies don't go to retailers anymore. The vast majority are digital sales, and because of this "going gold" is no longer a big deal. Plus first day patches are (for better or worse) a thing nowadays.

Also, the release date is more than a couple of weeks from now.

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Re: Going gold

Post by garyst » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:03 pm

I know I just figured if they still have about two or so weeks worth of work left to do on the game it would only give them a couple weeks to print and distribute the non digital copies. which I would have a hard time imagining since its takes about a week just to get a ups package from only a couple states away these days lol. Anyways so your saying there is a chance that the game discs could already be printed and we people who are buying the disc version of the game will be getting an incomplete game and will have to immediately download a patch after install to add what they didn't have finished?

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Re: Going gold

Post by drb » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:26 am

garyst wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:03 pm
Anyways so your saying there is a chance that the game discs could already be printed and we people who are buying the disc version of the game will be getting an incomplete game and will have to immediately download a patch after install to add what they didn't have finished?
Not incomplete - it wouldn't make sense to print the discs if the game didn't have all the content finished. However, in the few weeks between printing and release Giants will continue to find and fix bugs - hopefully none of which are critical - which would be patched shortly after release.

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Re: Going gold

Post by garyst » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:01 am

Okay understood thanks!

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