I would like to hear what Eric has to say about the progress of his work on the development of S3.
With all due respect, seems to me that at this moment it would be more interesting than what Scawen could say.
And there was also some FOX on rockingham action at some press event or something not to far back. I forget what the even was and what not. It could be a possibility that there is a closed beta consisting of the older 2003 players. I really wouldn't doubt it.
Do you seriously think that developers are just waiting for a specific time, to release the all new ULTRASUPERDUPERAMAZINGpieceofcrap VWS?
No seriously, this is funny. If all we get at the end is new tires psyhics and VWS, i will be seriously dissapointed. In the time it is taking, i am expecting weather to be added and whole engine to be rewrited, for god sake.
It is certainly possible that the devs have a private "release date" for the Test Patch and are working towards that date, e.g. having the biggest things ready and just working on small changes where they can guess how long they will take. IMO.