Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will not be the victim of a last-minute delay, as the spin-off has gone gold ahead of its 26th October release date on PlayStation 5 and PS4. For those not familiar with the lingo, when a game goes “gold” it means that the master version of the product is finished, and is ready for manufacturing on Blu-ray discs. Of course, in this day and age, developers typically continue to work on the product through until launch, incorporating patches and various other optimisations.
In case you missed it, there was a new trailer for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy which debuted during Sony’s PlayStation Showcase livestream last week. Will you be picking this up at launch, or waiting for reviews? Prove you’ve got this in the comments section below.
I'm old enough to think "going gold" is cool, but it is really almost meaningless these days. Did Cyberpunk ever go gold? No Man's Sky?
I guess going gold is good to mean "going to release on time" but it certainly doesn't mean the game is done or functional.
I guess when every game is seemingly delayed going gold meaning releasing on time as opposed to finished isn't necessarily a bad thing.
If it's anything like Avengers, it needs a few more months in the cooker before it'll be ready for general consumption.
While I have already preordered the game, and I am looking forward to it, I have a bad feeling this game will be average, maybe slightly above average.
Hard wait for reviews from me dawg
I hope this turns out to be a good time, kinda like Deathloop. I had low expectations for Deathloop but I’m really enjoying it. So, I hope Guardians turns out the same way.
@rjejr "Did Cyberpunk ever go gold? No Man's Sky?"
I'm sorry in advance if you were being ironic but:
No man's sky did go gold and even a picture of the dev team was in the tweet IIRC.
What makes you call this game a "spin-off" Sammy?
I just feel like StarLord is going to be cringe the whole game. I do want to play as Gamora though, she looks awesome. If that ever becomes a possibility then that would be awesome. This is a Black Friday or Christmas game.
@The_New_Butler Just a bit yeah haha. It was the most forced 'writing for the beat' dialogue I've heard in a long time.
The problem is people mistake what going gold actually means. Going gold does not mean it bug free and perfect and ready to become a 10/10 day 1, it hasn’t I don’t think ever.
Going gold means that the game is ready to be pressed and printed onto discs ready for shipping, regardless of the state of the game.
Tony Hawk's 5 went gold.
Wow, there's games actually coming out this year? Bonkers.
Waiting for a deep sale on this one
From what I've seen so far I thought it was still in early development, was quite surprised to see this news
I can't make my mind up about this one the character designs are great, the voices are really good but the gameplay looks really stock and bland and we can only play as Quill my favourites are Mantis and Rocket so I'd like the option to play as them. And too be honest Marvel's Spider-Man has better visuals than this and it came out 3 years ago
I predict this will be included in a deep January sale and well worth a look when that happens.
Hope it turns out better than Avengers
I'm cautiously optimistic about this. Eidos-Montréal are a good studio, but their lip-syncing animation is never good. Seriously, some higher-up who works there must've hired their cousin or something.
I'll wait for reviews because the trailers haven't wowed me and in fact made me go "Um, ok...." I'll be happy to be proven wrong.
Actual jokes will be coming later as paid DLC.
@The_New_Butler In the future going gold will mean the empty steel case is available to pre-order. 😂
@lolwhatno I thought I was being sarcastic, not ironic, but I suppose that works too. 😉
Does kind of make me wonder though if going gold for games-as-service games means the same thing? I don't think NMS started that way but it's kind of turned into a never ending update. Maybe not as much as Minecraft, that game is never going gold. 😂
@rjejr FUUUUUUUUUU I'm dumb sorry.
Tbh no man's sky wasn't supposed nor was it expected to be a GAAS. So idk lol I told you im dum dum
Happy for the devs but I'm still a lil' bit cautious, will wait for reviews first before buying.
My Christmas game this us either gonna be a present from someone or from myself
@tehKAMI from the game play shown so far it's nothing like Avengers
I just want a new Deus Ex instead
@lolwhatno At some point all games will just release "silver" and they'll only go gold when the final complete edition releases. Though Skyrim, Resident Evil 4 and Okami are never going gold at that rate either. 😂 GTAV may be on that list some day as well.
I want to believe this will be great but i dont know, everything I've seen of it is like 7 out of 10 at best
@everynowandben I feel that, but I'm also not sure the last two have aged well, which leaves them in an awkward spot. They never finished the story in MD, which means they have a load of bad options:
A) continue the story as a AA release with the same mechanics and gameplay, making it feel incredibly dated.
B) continue the story with new mechanics and gameplay, making it really weird for anyone who wants to go back and play the other entries in the trilogy.
C) reboot again entirely, and abandon the Jenson story. Maybe add some easter eggs that tell us what happened next. Maybe he got taken out straight after MD and we're playing as a new character picking up the threads years later.
There's also possibly another problem with releasing a new Deus Ex in an environment where there are so many conspiracy theories knocking about, along with some real life conspiracies that have come to light and then quickly been forgotten about
@theheadofabroom I played HR and MD within the last year, and I don't think they've aged poorly at all. There are of course many more options than the 3 you listed as far as where they could go with the franchise. If it were up to me, the next game should have about the same budget as MD (just to be somewhat realistic - I'd love for them to have a gigantic budget, but obviously that isn't going to happen), mechanics that iterate on the formula in the same way MD iterated on HR, and be marketed as a cyberpunk game that's very refined, and actually immersive. All easier said than done, sure, but that's what I think the goal should be. There are always real life conspiracy theories floating about, and I don't think there's any reason that the story line is going to hit too close to home for people, especially not the target audience.
@everynowandben I guess our opinions are going to have to differ. I also replayed both last year, which is where those opinions come from. I'd be interested in knowing what you think the other options might be though.
@JustPlainLoco if it isn't open world hogwash like Spiderman then I'm down. I can't stand ubisoft style open worlds at all. I think they are one of the most uninspired most boring genre in existence.
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