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42 comments by Jerion on Jun 24th, 2015

Hello all!

Production on Revision 1.0 is finished. Some of you are wondering why we aren’t shipping yet. We’re addressing that today.

A while back we started incorporating tech into Revision that was a step beyond what anyone had ever done with this game. We implemented engine-level bug fixes and tweaks for the game’s rendering system, such as allowing decals (e.g. bullet holes) to appear in mirrors, ensuring footstep sounds occurred correctly, and increasing the limits for BSP geometry to ensure that our environments could be more detailed and more stable. We started using portions of what has been named the Revision Framework (so named because we led to its creation, not because it is exclusive to the inner workings of our project), a piece of tech that makes it relatively easy to expand on the game’s content and systems. We are quietly working on RF, intending for it to be released to the DX modding community.

Concerning the game's content, we have tied in continuity threads to the official entries in the franchise in the form of emails, logos, and other references. We also discovered some potential copyright problems in both our in-game and promotional graphics; we’ve been very busy reworking things to make sure those don’t become troublesome later on.

All of this lead us to feel extremely cautious- we want to ensure that when we release, there are no potential land mines waiting for us. So we approached Square Enix with the intent of making sure that everything we had planned was going to be fine. They’ve been very helpful and supportive; the processes has gone on longer than anyone anticipated, and we're taking advantage of the time to implement little fixes and bits of polish that were otherwise slated for the 1.1 update. On the one hand, we would love to get Revision out the door ASAP. On the other, we’re committed to making sure that we can release it and maintain it in the best possible way, and with as few stumbles as possible.

Thank you for your continuing support and patience. We almost have everything in place. And the satellites are ours when we need them.


[July 9 Update]

A few of you have been expressing concerns that Revision is related to Mankind Divided or will be a paid-for release. Neither of these things is the case- we have no involvement in the promotion of Mankind Divided, and have never considered making Revision a commercial product. We are not providing precise release dates for a pretty straightforward reason: We're holding some confidential talks with Square Enix to make sure everything is okay, and to make something cool happen, something that we aren't talking about yet, because it's not finalized yet. We've been having a series of back-and-forths to make sure that everybody on our team is happy. There are no real problems, just technicalities that have needed to be ironed out. At this point (July 9), we're expecting these things to be wrapped up shortly.

Everything is pretty much OK, and we're in a position where we have to talk to some people to make some things happen, and the timeline for making those things happen should be pretty fast, but is partially out of our control. All we ask of you is to please be patient.

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The Revision Goodie Bag contains some screenshots, wallpapers and ringtones. Happy Holidays from Caustic Creative!

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dethtoll
dethtoll Jul 28 2015, 7:02am says:

You know what the sad irony of all this silly drama is?

As excited as I am for the mod to come out, I probably won't even play it until next year, because I'm doing an entire series playthrough and I have to wait for Mankind Divided.

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SpecShadow
SpecShadow Jul 28 2015, 9:29am replied:

I rather stick with my sweet memories of the good ol' days (and save time for other activities and games).
I tried few classics that I loved and they might survive the time but not changes in my taste.
I still don't play games for casuals but some changes are irreversible.

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ʟogan
ʟogan Jul 28 2015, 7:12am replied:

I'm curious, do people generally include The Fall in series playthroughs/revisits? I hear a lot of flak toward that one. Is it considered worthy, or is it essentially the new Invisible War, just swept under the rug?

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dethtoll
dethtoll Jul 29 2015, 5:30pm replied:

I haven't actually played, but we'll find out soon enough!

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raz3rITA
raz3rITA Jul 28 2015, 8:18am replied:

Invisible War is a fantastic game compared to The Fall. Seriously, DO NOT ever attempt to play The Fall. It's a torture, an insult to Deus Ex.

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Silmarill_SK
Silmarill_SK Jul 28 2015, 3:28pm replied:

The Fall should be called "The Fail".
I have finished the whole game with pistol only.

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skarba
skarba Jul 30 2015, 9:49am replied:

You can finish the original with pistol only too. I don't see your argument here. :I
But I do agree that "The Fail" is just horrible.

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raz3rITA
raz3rITA Jul 28 2015, 4:30am says:

I hope a new update will come next month, summer is almost gone and as much as I understand NDA issues I think we deserve to know a little bit more about what's going on.

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aziouk
aziouk Jul 27 2015, 6:30pm says:

are we there yet
are we there yet
are we there yet
are we there yet

Ask one more time and no ice cream on the way to area51

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bjorn98009_91 Creator
bjorn98009_91 Jul 28 2015, 5:56am replied:

I love that addition to Google Maps :D

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aziouk
aziouk Jul 28 2015, 5:09pm replied:

:D aye, <3 google almost as much as Dx Revision team

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fleet84 Online
fleet84 Jul 26 2015, 10:57pm says:

What's the deal with airplane peanuts, who are they trying to keep out of these things?

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That_Gal
That_Gal Jul 27 2015, 4:48pm replied:

Seinfeld stand up reference. Totally, 100% relevant and appropriate on a comment section for gaming mods :P

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ʟogan
ʟogan Jul 27 2015, 5:07pm replied: +2 votes     reply to comment
SpecShadow
SpecShadow Jul 27 2015, 5:45pm replied:

I remember in some mode (Nihilum?) guitar on the wall, that play Seinfeld theme.

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Silmarill_SK
Silmarill_SK Jul 28 2015, 3:32pm replied:

Found the guitar, didn't get the reference...
Dunno who's that Seinfeld dude.

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FastGamerr
FastGamerr Jul 28 2015, 12:52pm replied:

Oh, it was one of the many Seinfeld references in DXN.

After all, Seinfeld was...

*me puts on sunglasses*

... a show about NOTHING. Translate.google.com

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dev221117
dev221117 Jul 28 2015, 9:11pm replied:

Think that pun is getting really old now.

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ʟogan
ʟogan Jul 27 2015, 4:45pm replied:

No one can keep me out of a peanut. It's the only way I can sleep

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