As I have gotten quite a few mails, comments and requests about an update on the status of the work being done (most noteably the status of AFO) I feel obligated to post an update for those who fear that the project is abandoned – it is not.
Work is still being done on creating new software in which the main intent is to support the online functions for Alien Front Online, aswell as possibly others down the road.
Remember that projects like these are done on our free time – its not our job to do it, and noone is paying for it. Therefor, it usually takes longer than it would have if someone was paying for it.
There will be no open/public testing on this particular title, and may take a while to be 100% done in regards to testing, bugs etc. (I dont have an estimate, sorry). Dont worry, an official announcement will be made when everything is ready.
Work related projects, vacation aswell as real life in general has taken up most of my time this summer, but I feel confident in saying that the restoration of AFO is about 80-90% done.
When things are starting to seemingly work as they should, the servers will be up and running along with every bit of information required to get online with the game.
For the first weeks/months of the servers being up, there may be downtime while working on bugs, restarting, improving stuff in general. Updates will be posted to keep you informed about when this will happen, hopefully a few days in advance.
The servers will not be open for the public to download and use until later on in order to rule out instability, errors, bugs and whatnot – this is also to avoid being bombarded with questions about the servers to be able to work more efficient on the actual coding.