16 days ago - EHG_Kain - Direct link

Out of curiosity, what do you mean by “release the game”? Last Epoch is currently fully playable. We’re working on remaining features as hard as we can, and they will be released as soon as they’re able to be - we’re not just holding onto core game features for some timeline. So my question here, is what to you would it mean to “release” that isn’t already available?

Your current characters are offline characters, and the current plan is for you to retain those offline characters and continue to play them now and in the future offline. We will not do any sort of character wipe unless we have absolutely no choice - We understand players have put a lot of time and effort into their characters and we don’t want to take that away if we can avoid it.

If the version of release means the inclusion of marketing - we want to hold off until we have the core game features in place, including multiplayer. I don’t understand what marketing would be doing for you personally however, so I don’t think this is what you mean.

If you mean release multiplayer - I assure you that we’re working on it as hard as we can. Heavy already quoted a note from Judd which is as accurate as it’s ever been. We have to make sure multiplayer is as stable and reliable as possible before we release it, as anything short of that could jeopardize the future of Eleventh Hour Games and Last Epoch. We really don’t want that to happen" we want to make the game we’ve always dreamed of making, and a game for the community to enjoy. We’ve seen much larger development teams fail due to bad multiplayer releases, and we don’t want that to happen to Last Epoch.