I am not an admin nor am I involved in this project. But I do know a thing or two about software projects.
I am also going to state this here because there are some that will not read the entire thread or even the rules.
Even though we were told that it would be released sometime this year does not put that statement in stone. Things happen in real life that may prevent that from happening. I for one would like to see the release as soon as possible BUT I also know that this is a labor of love and should be treated and respected by all for that very reason. This team does not HAVE to do this.. they could walk away tomorrow and we would all be exactly where we are right now.
So let us all just be thankful that this team is putting forth the effort to complete this project and give them the time and space that they need to complete this project. I still go back and play the original SOR 1 and it still is as fun as it was the first day I put the cart in the Genesis (Mega Drive to the rest of the world) We still have SORR v4...so why not play that for yet a little while longer and just wait for v5 OK? .....good.
To Bomber and the team...doing a GREAT job and, as you may already know, we all appreciate your efforts and your labor of love..it is not going un noticed. there are many who do not chime in but appreciate you all just the same.
Thank You and please take your time.. in this era of game companies rushing betas out to the store shelves and then patching later is getting frustrating to say the least. It is very comforting to know that there are still people who refuse to do that and will not release a game until they feel it is right.