Dear Team Zed,
Today was a momentous day at the Lab.
As you know, pre-production is the project phase where we lay down the design, create the core technology, develop the art style, build the art production pipeline, and prototype essential gameplay systems. At the end of pre-production, we should have a no-bullshit, fully playable game. Of course, it won’t have the polish or scale gamers expect and demand, but it should be a real game. And it should be fun.
Today was our final pre-production milestone, and you guys delivered. Hard.
I’m blown away by how far we’ve come in such a short amount of time. Our task now as we move headlong into the production phase is to take this fun little gem and turn it into something we’re proud to show the world. Over the next few months we’ll be bringing on some great art production partners, voice actors, motion actors, musicians, and world-class writers to help us get it done. We’ll of course also continue to have the support of our dedicated partners at Microsoft Studios.
We’ll have some great help, but the heart and soul of this game is each of you who have been here over the past year pouring your talent and passion into this game to bring it this far. I’m truly honored to work with you.
Let’s get this done. Onward to production!