xyl360 wrote:Mkall wrote:Gauntlet101010 wrote:Generally, pre-orders on 3rd party stuff get filled. There's only been a couple of cases where they don't get filled.
Actually, it's pretty normal for a 3rd party release date to get pushed back time and again. Even for Fansprojects.
People seem to forget that City Commander was delayed for what? 4 months? 5? before it saw release the first time.
People seem to forget that FP is the exception, not the rule. Their products are sold before their release or even prototype pics because of their reputation. Xovergen only has one other project under their belt which failed badly so I wouldn't be surprised at all if they dropped this project if there is insufficient interest in it from the customers.
I would find it unlikely if they dropped it this close to the (supposed) release date. From speaking with a couple sellers at Botcon last year, they only put up preorders from new 3rd parties if the company can prove there's something coming down the pipe and it's near guaranteed to make it to the shelves. I think that's why BBTS got cold feet over Omega Supreme (that and cost) but that's another topic entirely.
If a company is well established such as FansProject or TFC, then retailers are more likely to put up a preorder based on the company's word and early designs.