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UbiRazz
11-03-2004, 03:09 AM
The reason for the huge delay between releases is simply because of localization reasons, just like the Japanese publishers are releasing their Japanese versions months before they hit the European and US markets. There is a large amount of content in the game that needs to be reworked in order to make the game ready for the UK market and it takes time to do this. Unfortunately if you start the localization process before the game is finished then you could spend a lot of your time redoing lots of work, so starting it early is not an option.

Sorry about this guys http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Stay tuned for more info on the demo(s)!

megg
11-03-2004, 06:00 PM
hmmm we wouldn't let racism issues come to the fore here, would we? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

UbiRazz
11-04-2004, 02:17 AM
What racism?

pennyuk
11-04-2004, 02:44 AM
The post after yours thats gone,not guilty your honour

megg
11-04-2004, 05:29 AM
Opps, sorry Razz, but there was a post there, that I reacted to!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Fabyon
11-04-2004, 09:22 AM
Sorry Razz,

It was my post which was criticised. I've deleted the offending item but the system wouldn't allow me to repost yesterday night...lol

My post was not meant to be racist but in re-reading it I could see it could cause offence hence my deleting it.

pennyuk
11-04-2004, 09:46 AM
Dare I admit I agreed with what you said but thats another story,sometimes better to keep such thoughts to ourself http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

TeutonicAmazon
11-04-2004, 02:20 PM
This is pretty bad...
If theres these content problems why cant you just wait with the german version till all the rest or ready??

Too many people from the English side of settlers have waited and waited for the Settlers games..too many have played with the bugs and errors...too many have sat and still kept they loyalty and played the game till the end...and too many have got no news no reports over the last 3 years...

Before it was a Christmas release..so everyone got settlers 5 as a Christmas present..but now that has faded away like all other promises...

Ascaron and UBI/BB should join forces, maybe with more man power they can release a game properly with some teamwork...both companys act the same..

English players have been sailing ships with no sails the last 3 years...now it looks like UBI/BB came along and put holes in the bottom this time!!!!

Fabyon
11-04-2004, 05:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TeutonicAmazon:
This is pretty bad...
If theres these content problems why cant you just wait with the german version till all the rest or ready?? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

It's called ethnocentricity, we all suffer from it but some more than others...

opssss I did it again didn't I? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

off topic: I can't seem to be able to post using IE but only with firefox.....

pennyuk
11-04-2004, 05:51 PM
The forum has been playing up Fabyon.

Like that word ethnocentricity lol

UbiRazz
11-05-2004, 04:35 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TeutonicAmazon:
This is pretty bad...
If theres these content problems why cant you just wait with the german version till all the rest or ready??
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
The game itself is getting made in German and then reworked into English, surely it's best to always release it as soon as possible? Once the German version is complete it will be released, once the English version is complete it will be released. If the German version is delayed, even although it's finished, just to make it a worldwide release then we'll have a bunch of angry Germans shouting at us as we're, technically, delaying their release for no reason.

Fabyon
11-05-2004, 06:03 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>If the German version is delayed, even although it's finished, just to make it a worldwide release then we'll have a bunch of angry Germans shouting at us as we're, technically, delaying their release for no reason. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ahhhhhh BobbyRazz BobbyRazz BobbyRazz....

How would they know their version is delayed? You know nothing about PR http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

LOL

pennyuk
11-05-2004, 08:04 AM
Its easy

*whispers quietly we tell them theres a problem with it and will be delayed http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Their CM`s then get the flack you have had Razz,poor razz http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

TeutonicAmazon
11-06-2004, 02:44 AM
Theres no understanding in loyalty here...

Whats more important Germens being happy...or the rest of the world being happy?

Germany is'nt the biggest country in the world...remember that...

English Fans have been angry for 3 years..dont you think its time to finally do something right for a change???

Damian_
11-06-2004, 05:21 AM
obviously not mate
but then again this has been allways the case
i suppose that BB/UBI preffers to keep happy a small market insted the big one, for some reason they seem to, always,forget that the so called engish market affect the rest of the world, not only a small contry like englad..

pennyuk
11-06-2004, 05:46 AM
A good point Damian,not even sure that when the UK one is released,if all countries will get it then as well.

issetdatnu
11-28-2004, 03:39 PM
What's your problem?
This time german gamers are the real beta-testers for the world-release (which is always the english localization).
I assume, you will get the first patch included, which germans will have additional to download somehow http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

xhriztjan
11-29-2004, 05:35 AM
Want to bet we dont get the patch...

mozartonacid
12-02-2004, 01:18 PM
Hello all my first time in here and my tempers seem to be flaring http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

I have been playing Settlers since the days of the Amiga and love every game,what I dont understand is this nonsense about German releases and English releases, if the game is on a dvd then surely there is enough space to have put a multi-lingual option in and release the game worldwide,failing that I bought Settlers IV in Germany and although the instructions were in German the game plays fine on my UK system.
Pleased to meet you all

MOZ

andrewdodd13
12-03-2004, 12:45 AM
the thing is that the game is made by german programmers, who will most likely want to code and write the first version of the game in their mother tongue.
they will then release it there to start making money, and at the same time have a different set of people translate it to english.

pennyuk
12-03-2004, 09:20 AM
Well I sure hope the guy whose voice they use on the demo isnt as boring as the german one,I had to turn the sound off,his voice got on my nerves after 5 mins http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Damian_
12-03-2004, 01:46 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> the thing is that the game is made by german programmers, who will most likely want to code and write the first version of the game in their mother tongue.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
what the hell are you talking about?
the only german "code" is in the names and titles of things.and voice, i supose.
the rest of the programing has to be made in English..the core engine is in english, as the rendering process, no to mention all the codecs for anything else...

and welcome moz(art)

xhriztjan
12-14-2004, 06:58 AM
just popped in to quote something from an interview. Game is Guild Wars, company ArenaNet.

"Is the game going to be released in all countries at the same time, or is the US market going to have a priority? And are the players from all over the world going to be able to start playing the game at the very same moment?

This is a particular point of pride to us: Yes, the Guild Wars world will open to the world€s gamers at the same time. Too many times a game comes out in the United States and then takes months to open in other countries. This creates not only frustration in those players who are asked to wait, it also fractures the community, when you have so many international friends and global guilds who want to play together but are not allowed to do so..."

I just wanted to add that its also beeing released in several diffrent languages.

I saw you fixed the forum...now was that so hard to do?

Damian_
12-14-2004, 12:23 PM
ah man
but you are talking about a company that takes pride in pleasing their constumers, unfortunaly, unlike others...(no need to point any finger)

welcome back, anyway

pennyuk
12-15-2004, 12:25 PM
Blizzard have done the same thing,released WoW in the US,Aus and NZ before the rest of the other countries.

Falafel_Bob
12-16-2004, 07:28 AM
hmmm can anyone help me, because i still dont see the point.

WhiteRussian
12-17-2004, 12:03 AM
The one and only reason:

We in germany do the 'Open Beta-Test' for the rest of the world.

hiswitzend
12-18-2004, 09:31 AM
If people are that upset then protest with your wallets and BOYCOTT S5 easy as that. S4 was full of bugs and we had to put up with it, well this time it is easy dont put up with it and dont buy it. Simple

Damian_
12-18-2004, 11:38 AM
good point

unfortunaly we are a bit masochists, we like suffering...so we will buy it anyway...sad realy

digitaldan
12-25-2004, 02:52 PM
well i aint buyin s5 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

hiswitzend
01-07-2005, 06:03 AM
"If the German version is delayed, even although it's finished, just to make it a worldwide release then we'll have a bunch of angry Germans shouting at us as we're, technically, delaying their release for no reason."

Well wouldn't that be a shame....As a lot of us will boycott this make believe Age of Settlers anyway will it make a great difference to us ? I doubt it very much

If I wanted to play age of empire i would of bought the game...says it all really

digitaldan
01-09-2005, 08:15 AM
the simple reason why they released it already in deutschland is cos its ready and they want to cash in on their investment.

its simple business.

put urselves in UBI's shoes... if u had a product ready for a particular market you might as well release it and get some return on it.

pennyuk
01-09-2005, 01:54 PM
I cant help been a sceptic,but I do wonder did they only release it to these countries,before the likes of WoW and GW were release worldwide,knowing the germans are their biggest customers,so get their guaranteed cash first.

TheSettlers III, topped 700,000 in the German market alone, The Settlers IV, will be released on 15 February 2001. There are already a large number of pre-release orders, pointing to sales of 300,000 copies as soon as it comes out, in the German-speaking territories alone.

Think that says it all

ter_scotland
01-12-2005, 10:50 AM
It's standard practice in the games industry. The game was written by mainly German speaking programmers then will have to be translated into other languages once the game is finished.

There's no point in delaying the German version if it's ready to be manufactured is there.

You wouldn't be happy if the English version was ready but then delayed to do a German translation.

pennyuk
01-13-2005, 07:56 AM
You missed the point,we were promised a worldwide release on the same date,this never happened as nothing promised has materialised with the Settlers games over the last 4 years.All promises have been empty ones.

issetdatnu
01-22-2005, 12:18 PM
Hi all,

just for info: In Germany the Add-on is announced for March. Price seems to be around 26,-".

The Add-on will e.g. include, as posted by Ubi_Law at http://www.siedler.de:
- new heroes
- bridge building
- new units e.g. thief
- new building e.g. taverne
- new landscapes e.g. swamps
- the editor
- a campaign
- new single and multi-player maps

-------------------
Feedback from the german settler forum:
Lots of posts are asking for the AI, which was demanded by the community.

pennyuk
01-22-2005, 06:14 PM
Great the add on is made,yet the English version isnt even released yet.

issetdatnu
01-23-2005, 03:29 PM
@pennyuk

Therewith Ubi has the chance to delivere a nearly complete game to the english speakers.
But i bet, they will let you pay double for first release and Add-on, too. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

Because of that marketing strategy, settlers is dead to me. I will not buy the Add-on anymore. I save my money for a complete RTS like the coming AoE3 or EE2. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif