Just to confirm what I wrote down in the comments section, I've just uploaded 0.48 in the past 20 minutes for our beta team to bugtest.
That means that unless we find a major problems that needs addressing, you can all expect us to release 0.5b1 by the end of the week.
To reiterate what's in this release:
- New AI
- New animations and skinning
- Balance changes
- Building renames
- A buggy version of the Influence resource (don't worry, we know it's terribad)
- Greater Devourer Mode (also known as Tyranid Mod: GDM)
So basically, it should be a more solid redo of the 0.45 release for Soulstorm.I can also say that from our two working models for the new construction system, one is almost ready for beta testing as well, as is an upgraded version of Influence. Those are our major changes from 0.5b1 to 0.5b2, so it shouldn't experience as big delays as 0.5b1 has. Obviously the key word there is shouldn't, life is always unexpected.
Minor delay - we have some additional code that needs adding and testing, but that should only delay us a week at most. You can still expect us to release 0.5b1 sometime in the next seven days.