This post is a repost of my Patreon, but it's very important that I let everyone here know what's going on.
Big announcement here today. Good news and bad (Depending on how you view this!)
I took a big look at my list of things to do for the rest of V13.
Taking everything into account: My pacing, the team's pace, the large amount of work that still needs to get done, other ??? things... It was starting to look like a 2021 Spring/Summer release.
Quite frankly... That's way too long of a wait.
After discussing it with the team, we've come to the conclusion that the workload we have for this version is just too much. It's unhealthy. I will be the first one to admit that I probably took on way too much. The troubles this year threw at me
were unprecedented. It's gotten to the point where I've been extremely stressed out just by thinking about the game, which in turn, slows me down even further. That, topped on with school and irl responsibilities. It's been a rough year, for sure.
Not to mention the things we need to test for with Route 4 and other various new things coming to V13. It's... It's a lot. I didn't mean for it to be this much, but that's just how it played out in the end, I suppose.
As a result, I've decided to cut content.... Temporarily!
Going forward, I will be releasing V13 in two parts. Base V13, and then a few months later will have V13.5. This way I can focus on important things and try to complete it without the daunting task that will be sidequests.
That also means that if I dedicate a mini version to just side quests and the like, I can spend more time on them and make them how I want to. No cutting corners!
So, what will both packs look like? This is what I have:
V13 will have:
-Main Story content
-First layer of Route 4.
-Ana's Quest + Other minor quests
-Gen 8 (Not including DLC)
-A compensation gift from the Dev Team! (This is a super secret surprise)
V13.5 will have:
-Crown Tundra/Isle of Armor DLC.
-Expanded Route 4.
-7+ major quests dealing with main characters.
I've mentioned before that I really don't want any side quests during V14's cycle, and I stand by that. I want to give the time these quests deserve because I feel like these are gonna be some of people's favorites so far. Quality over anything and everything.
...I'm also scared that if I continue at this rate, I'll lose steam again. Last time it took nearly 5 months to get back to speed. Next time might be longer. I want to finish this game eventually lol.
It's a little disappointing, I'm sure. But I believe this to be the best course of action.
Think of it as Rejuv DLC, lol. Except it's free. As for that compensation gift? I won't tell you what it is... But I think you're going to be happy with it. That's all I'm going to say on that.
That's all I have to say for this week. I know this can be disappointing to some, but it'll be better this way, I promise.
Hope all is well!