If you're chomping at the bit to play an early version of Richard Garriott's
new Shroud of the Avatar
opus, you won't have to wait much longer. Executive producer Starr Long
posted a schedule of sorts on the game's forum earlier today
, and the initial testing phase -- dubbed Release 1 -- begins on December 12th.
Like fellow crowdfunding project Star Citizen
, Shroud of the Avatar
is rolling out in stages rather than sticking with a more traditional "it's done" launch date. Long's post outlines the tentative schedule through March of 2014, and there's a good amount of detail in terms of what playable features are expected. Hit up the links below to learn more.