After much deliberation, it has been decided that there will be a pre-alpha version of the mod in order to get feedback on the layout of the mod.
This version will feature the spawning points of weapons and the like, but is unlikely to include a nav file so Infected will not spawn and the panic event(s) will not activate. The purpose is solely to get feedback on the layout of the map and more generalized feedback that might not be of as high priority later down the development chain.
Working in the closed bubble of development often removes developer from his audience in the earlier stages of development. By keeping the community in the loop, it is easier to get a feel of how the target audience will react. While this release will be on the lower end of the spectrum (testing map layout), it is still nonetheless important to gather feedback at all stages of development.
The aim is to have a working pre-alpha version of the first stage by 2-3 weeks from the writing of this post. This may vary slightly depending if there are volunteers to aid with the development of this project. For a more detailed information as to what we are currently looking for please look at the "Currently Looking For" post.