It's probably appropriate that I post my position here.
Should I, and Heighway Pinball, be held accountable? Definitely. Do we owe explanations to paying customers? Absolutely! How about observers? Yes I'm happy to explain ourselves to everyone.
Am I embarassed about delays? Yes to that as well.
When I formed this company, Alien was my dream theme. The deeper we got into this title, the greater was the responsibility to do this franchise justice. Remember - there's a reason we didn't exercise our option to include Alien 3 in this game.
This game needs to achieve so much. The deeper we got into development, the greater the possibilities were to go beyond our own expectations. For example, we originally planned on making renders of the trackers, and displaying them when needed. But we later felt that wasn't good enough, so we aimed for fully live rendering motion trackers. This led us to build a completely new video server ... and change the CPU unit. These aspects alone added MANY months of additional development work.
What I am trying to say is that yes - we have clearly missed a lot of deadlines along the way but hand on my heart I can say that I believe that we will be delivering ten times the game we would have done if we had rushed this before, and compromised on many aspects of this game.
That said - I know you want to all see serious progress. You will notice that I have intentionally set no deadlines over the last couple of weeks.
But I will promise you serious updates before the end of the week.