The latest real DoD:S update dates back over a year. The reason was the DoD:S development team beeing involved in the making of Team Fortress 2 and Half-Life2: Episode 2. Both games have been released recently, so more and more hints are appearing how DoD:S will proceed in the future.
A message from Valve’s John “PickItUp” Morello II (DODS team member):
We still don’t have the resources available for a heavy DoD update, but Mugsy is working on an update as I type, including some new features and as much of the low hanging fruit as we can afford to include at this time.
No ETA or changelist as of yet, but due to its relatively small size, hopefully it wont be long.
Update 12/19/2007: John “PickItUp” Morello II made another post in the official dod forums with an short status update about the coming patch:
Hey there fellas. Sorry for the gap in news. Post-Orange Box Valve has been a tough balancing at of trying to take a break after the crunch, and trying to stay busy so we don’t go crazy.
To answer DoD update questions, the answer is beginning of next year. Boone was working on it but had to peel off for some other tasks. Now we’re all about to head into vacation for pretty much the rest of the year. Last we spoke about it though, I’m pretty sure he said most of the work is done. Just a few things left to check off the list, and then playtesting.
Happy Holidays, soon as I have real news you guys will be the first to know. Most likely sometime early January.
Update 01/06/2008: John “PickItUp” Morello II made another post in the official dod forums with an short status update about the coming patch:
Hey guys. Spoke with Matt (Mugsy for those not familiar with the devs first names yet), and he’s hoping we can get to it soon. His list has had some feature creep, but its progressing slow but sure. Hopefully we can start testing soon. In short, we haven’t tested anything and don’t have a schedule for when we will start testing. But it should be soon, then a few weeks from there.
Update 02/07/2008: John “PickItUp” Morello II made another post in the official dod forums with an short status update about the coming patch:
There was a chat about the release schedule today. Boone has some loose ends to finish up as well. It exists, it’s coming, just no date yet.
Update 02/08/2008: John “PickItUp” Morello II made another post in the official dod forums with an short status update about the coming patch:
Lastly, this is a good opportunity to tell everyone who may not already know that the update to DoD:S is off the backburner and is now cooking. Mugsy(Matt) and a few other engineers are working on the list of bugs and features left. We don’t yet have a release date, but we want it to be asap. More on that in the coming week(s).
Stay tuned for more news….