Mutable Realms made the following statement today regarding the beta 2 program for Wish:
|Dear friends of Wish,|
While we could have started our Beta 2 test on December 1 as planned, we feel that Wish is not ready yet. There are still known bugs that need to be fixed, and we need more time to polish several aspects of the game. Wish could have a good Beta on December 1, but we want it to be a GREAT Beta. We have therefore decided to extend the closed Beta 1.5 phase by another month, delaying Beta 2. The new Beta 2 launch date is now January 1, 2005, instead of December 1, 2004. The Beta 2 test will last until the end of January.
There are no specific problems that can be singled out as the reason for the delay. The core architecture of Wish is sound and stable. It is simply the sheer number of small issues that still need modification or testing that calls for this unfortunate delay. None of these issues alone is a big problem, but getting them out of the way before open beta requires time. It remains our chief mandate to do what it takes to make a game that is both reliable and worthy of our fans.
Your Wish team