Steam Game Delayed Because Publisher Forgot To Press The Release Button

Sometimes video games are delayed because a team's schedule was too ambitious, or because they need some extra time for polish. Other times, it's because they forgot to press the button. This Is The Police, a new strategy game, was supposed to come out today on PC but is now scheduled for Tuesday, August 2. Here's Jan Binsmaier, publisher of the game, explaining why:

When releasing a game on Steam, you have to hit a button in Steamworks saying "ready for final approval from Steam". Steam then proceeds to check the game, and makes sure it complies with their quality standards. Usually this approval process takes 2-5 business days, and you can not release the game without passing it.
We were responsible to hit that button and unfortunately we missed this window, as we realised it yesterday, i.e. too late for a July 28 release. We made a mistake and feel very sorry about it. [Developer] Weappy has nothing to do with this - it was just a personal mistake on our side.
Again: We are really sorry about that.

Buttons, folks. Gotta press them.


Comments

    It's hard work being a publisher of digitally disitributed games. So many buttons!

    I wonder how long it'll be before they start receiving death threats.

      Death threats to the police rarely end well, I wonder if its the same if its to The Police...

        It would depend if they found enough evidence on the Message In A Bottle.

    Wait... Steam has quality standards!

    Since when, I have seen the endless sea if shovelware, unity asset flips, greenlight scams and early access disasters. Where AAA publishers can rralease broken games like Arkham Knight and Assassins Creed Unity. Across this endless chasm of shite you hear the echos of critics like Jimquisition, Totalbiscuit and Angry Joe who are appauled by the quality and absolute garbage that exploit consumers...

    And your telling me Valve has Quality Standards.

      Publishers push a button then some random intern at Valve pushes another button as they do their mail route.

      Worth A Buy is pretty damn good if you enjoy TB reviews. He gets a little carried away at times but he's very entertaining.

    Wow. So much butt hurt in the comments of that Steam thread. WTF is wrong with people?
    *sigh*

    And to be fair, they didn't say they forgot. They said they didn't do it in time to get Steam approval by the original release date.

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