How to find out when a new game is going to be released

Updated: 01/24/2018 by Computer Hope

Diablo 2 boxA new games release date is all determined by the game developer. Check with the developer for any release date and news on the status of the game. Because many companies have missed their announced released dates, today most companies will not give an exact date and at best may only mention what year the game will be released.

Phase of development

The phase of development of a game is a clue to when a game may be released. If the game is in alpha or internal testing, the game likely has more than one year left in development. If the game is in beta or public beta testing, the game is closer to being released, but may still be at least a year depending on how many problems are found during testing.

A release date is never a guarantee

Although most companies try to be as accurate as possible with their release dates, a release date is never a guarantee of when you'll be able to get the game. The only time you can be sure is when the company has announced it has created a golden disc of the game, which is the final copy of the game used for duplication.

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