01-25-2013, 03:04 PM
- Environment almost completely done - polish work to go.
- Gameplay work proceeding - still lots of missions to implement. Design side is mostly done.
- Animation and monster work - More of a "?" with the closure of the Beijing office, but still plenty has been done.
- Cinematic Production and Writing - Barely begun (but this is pretty normal).
That is my last impression from my review when I was in Montreal last week.
It will take some time to deliver Tokyo. I am not comfortable giving any sort of time estimate until I see how the team lands after the recent changes.
For what it is worth, what I have played and seen of Tokyo is pretty awesome. It is the first really urban location for The Secret World and it has some absolutely stunning locations and areas.