There’s always a rumour mill that’s constantly churning away with part real information and part speculation that later on takes on a life of its own and starts becoming a fact. In an effort to combat the rumours and talk a little about what RAZBAM is planning for 2020, RAZBAM spokesperson Decoy has posted a statement on the forums. It’s worth reading to find out what the team is up to and so that nobody has the wrong impression.
What RAZBAM’s teams are working on
Here’s the statement posted earlier today:
Recently I have noticed a lot of rumours regarding which projects we are working on with a lot of old imagines are being shared on here and other social media with some believing we have started working on the eagle now.
As stated many times we are still committed to completing our existing modules before moving onto coding for new modules.
The 3D modeller for the eagle for the past 4 months has been busy upgrading the textures of the mirage cockpit and now finishing the amazing new pilot. When Tim has finished these tasks he will move onto the Eagle.
When the Coders have finished the existing modules they will move onto new aircraft as its known we have 3 coders and 4 artists and a separate terrain team.
This is what we are working on at the moment.
Team 1 (two coders) are working on the existing aircraft bugs
Team 2 (third coder) is currently working on FM tweaks
Team 3 (3d modeller) is making the new VR pilot for the mirage (then the F15 model)
Team 4 (3D modeller) is working on the Mig23
Team 5 (2x 3D modellers) are working on the ai assets for the falklands)
Team 5 is making the Falklands map
Hope this helps stop the rumour mill from spinning wildly out if control.
Clear, succinct, and about as transparent as can be without revealing more of the mundane day to day activities of their individual programmers and developers. Of course it’s always good to know that current bugs are being fixed and new ones that crop up are being squashed too.
RAZBAM’s track record in the later half of 2019 has been, in my opinion, excellent with a clear goal towards finishing and updating currently released modules.
From all of this we can gather a few key takeaways. First, RAZBAM has focused their team members responsible for programming on their currently released modules. That means new features and bug squashing are being done by these members and a significant part of the RAZBAM team.
Second, it’s also clear that their efforts on new developments are firmly within the realm of their art team members. So while from the outside it looks like work on a new module may be taking away from finishing up an older module, there’s a reasonable division of labour.
With luck, the art teams for the new MiG-23, F-15E and South Atlantic projects will wrap up around the time that bugs and final finishing touches are put on their currently released and finished projects.
RAZBAM has plenty on their plate for 2020 and I wish them a good year and hope that development proceeds smoothly!