I just got back to Seattle after tagging along with Hothead on the press tour for the game. It really was a fascinating experience - Joel demoed the game to about 30 different people across two days and two cities, and I'll say right now the guy is a stud. Imagine running through the same half hour of any story-driven game over.. and over... and over... and over again. Don't get me wrong, Jerry's dialogue is funny as hell, but it made me realize why people hated working the booths at E3.
So we've hit beta. Things are shaping up well, and you'll start seeing previews of the game in outlets pretty soon.
There were also a few questions in the other thread I didn't get to but figured I'd answer here:
So I'm hoping this has a 2008 release, preferably sooner in 2008 than later but I'll take what I can get.
More importantly though, can you tell us Robert how this game will be distributed? Will it be digitally distributed? That would significantly decrease the time in between the game being done and my ability to play it.
It'll definitely be a 2008 release. Distribution will be digital via PA/HH.
Has there been any word on whether or not the game will be available through Steam? Personally, I don't see why they wouldn't, since Steam already shows PA strips and everything.
We're talking with a ton of different digital distribution platforms - we want you to be able to get this game via whatever means you're most comfortable with.
Thanks for being patient with us guys!