Since ET:Quake Wars is announced to be pushed into 2007, and was so just 10 days after we announced that our new project, AvsB, was being developed for it, I thought it would be nice to tell you what our current status is in regards to this.
As announced before we are in pre-production. This means that we are deep into writing game-doc's, brainstorming up new things, planning the comming milestones and looking for talented people to extend our team with. This haven't changed.
So what does the ET:Quake Wars-delay do to our planning?
Not much, infact. We will recieve even more time to work on assets (like models and textures) before feeling any pressure that 'they want us to release an early beta to try out with', which we wouldn't release too soon anyway. It will ofcourse also delay the time until we can get our hands on the current engine (since it's not fully compatible with the D3-engine) and have a chance to learn any quirks or, if any, unusual setup that might be required for modelers and so on, but hopefully all coders will be up and running at full speed soon after the game is released so that shouldn't be any problem.
One thing that we do like about the delay is that...it's done due to the insight by Splash Damage that they need the time. They need the time to get the game as evenly balanced as they want, so they make sure thay have that time. In this age of games being released as nothing more then glorified Betas it's refreshing to see that this step is taken and it reinforces our belief that ET:QW is going to be the next big online game with both an active eScene and public-scene, but also an active, and supported, mod-scene - that will greatly extend the life-time of the product in question.
Don't forget that we are looking for talented individuals and have job-postings up for modelers, texture artists aswell as concept artists. Even if your line of expertise isn't listed you can send us your CV. For many positions we have more job-ads that will be posted later on and any early submissions will be handled first.