Space_Pirate_Killer, on January 3rd 2006, 11:58 AM, said:
When the ports are almost ready?
You can give a preliminary date early... but they're never right. The time where a "final" release date can be given without too much risk of it getting delayed would probably be when there's an FC version... but if that's not approved and there's some major bug found that has to be tweaked out, you break those as well... so the really secure time would be when you have a Gold Master.
There's a reason companies like Bungie and Blizzard usually takes the "when it's done" approach for release dates... and when trying to be more specific, they use years or 6-months periods.