CrossCode: Getting closer to 1.0

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Hello everyball!

Now that we safely entered the year 2018, a lot of you will probably ask the same question: 1.0 Release when? Today we want to talk about recent development and how close we really are to finally leaving Early Access.

Recent development and 1.0 Release Date

After the (sort of expected) drought over the holidays, things have been kicking up again in January and we made a lot of progress, especially with story development!

We still don’t want to show anything of that because… well… spoilers.

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Instead, here is a more abstract list of things we did over the last few month (also in parallel to the recent releases):

  • Finished the probably most story-intense part of the game (almost fully playable)
  • Fully planned out most remaining story-details
  • Created written drafts for almost all major dialogues of the main story
  • Mostly finished the Main Story Quests for Gaia’s Garden
  • Started development of quests for Basin Keep

We’re getting close… but we’re not quite there yet. Things again took longer than expected (yes, we know, it’s getting old). It’s now early 2018 but we still can’t properly fix a release date.

With the way things are going right now, we hope to finish CrossCode sometime around mid 2018.

Still, we ARE really close! So close in fact that we can exactly count the amount of content that is still missing. And since we can’t show a lot of screenshots and gifs of recent development due to spoilers we had a little idea:

We’ll share with you our Final To-Do List!

This to-do list is made in way to keep things very abstract so it shouldn’t spoil a lot of content. Still, it will give you a rough impression of how much content is left and if you want to have the full surprise, you may want to avoid looking at it. So tl;dr: Minor Spoiler Warning!

We plan to update this to-do list over the next few month. That way, you get an impression of how much progress we make over time and how close we really are to a 1.0 release!


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Click here for the Final To-Do List!

With this list we can hopefully show you that things are moving forward and towards a conclusion. We are, once again, very sorry that things are taking longer than expected.

About releasing version 0.9.9

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In our previous schedule we planned to release version 0.9.9 before end of 2017, which would include All level 3 combat arts and Rhombus Square. We managed to release all level 3 combat arts with version 0.9.8 still in time, but Rhombus Square isn’t quite ready yet. That’s why we planned to release version 0.9.9 sometime soon, featuring Rhombus Square and additional Quests, but still no more story.

However, now that we focus on developing the remaining story content there is one thing we realize: releasing another version before 1.0 will be difficult. That is mostly because we really want to avoid leaking story content that will be hidden in all kind of assets of the game (we know that some players will read this). That means we have to take extra care to remove that content prior to the release. All of this costs extra time, of course.

That’s why we’re considering skipping the release of version 0.9.9 in order to reach version 1.0 faster. However, the flipside is: there won’t be any new update for a rather long time that way. Of course, we’ll try our best to keep you updated on how development is progressing (that’s why we released the to-do list). Still, we understand that some of you might prefer to have the 0.9.9 release to bridge the rather long wait.

That’s why we decided to make a simple poll about this:

CLICK HERE to vote!

If the majority still wants to have version 0.9.9, we will release it (probably around March-April). Otherwise, we’ll focus on finishing version 1.0.
We’ll decide on this by the end of this week!

Aaaand… that’s all! Sorry for the lack of actual image material this time! We promise there is a lot of stuff happening, we just don’t want to ruin the surprise!

Until then! And once again, sorry for the delay.

6 Comments

  • If we can’t play Rhombus Square until 1.0 Can we have at least have a image of the city or something?

    • Of course. We don’t consider Rhombus Square really spoiler content so if we make progress with that part, we’ll of course share it via Scnreenshots and Gifs

  • Thank you for your amazing work.

    Your game is one of the best game I have ever played !

    I’m in love with the croooss coooode

  • Thanks for the update! Regarding 1.0, Shigeru Miyamoto’s famous quote came to mind:

    “A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad,”

    No worries here. I say take your time and enjoy the process without fear of a stressful timetable. That said, can’t wait! :)

  • When the T3 Combat Arts were released, I was pretty confident that the devs were going to something like this, glad that you did! I feel like the majority want 1.0.0 to come out, and for you to just focus all your efforts on it because I don’t think a lot of people played too far past where the story currently ended. I know I didn’t because I made a promise to Emilie not to go into Gaia’s Garden without her, and felt guilty when I could just walk in there with no “small talk” with her beforehand. Really love this game, definitely going to be a massive hit when it comes out, and thank you for working on the game one step at a time, instead of releasing it *all* at once and then fixing “bugs” over the years. Every update has been near perfect, and all your fans will agree that this patience is going to pay off more than you guys might even realize! Hopefully, this starts a trend for more games like this!

  • Trinity Prime on February 12, 2018 at 6:48 am said:

    I can’t believe all of the effort you put into this game. I sincerly love it!!! I am hoping for a complete version without mayor error. <3

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