The heads behind the Epic Games Store use Trello to troll gullible shills into thinking that something “worthwhile” will come to fruition. Well, the very storefront that still has no shopping cart, wishlist nor gifting will now hide forthcoming updates on Trello to silence as many critics as possible.
Although I think this move reveals the actual intentions behind Epic and its games store in that being transparent with users and fans alike is too much since they can’t even meet basic deadlines with all that Fortnite money, I bet many Epic Games Store apologists will see it differently.
Anyway, not too long ago, we learned from epicgames.com that things would change with Trello updates. In other words, what fans were used to update-wise will not be the same as before moving forward according to the following:
“The Trello roadmap is not fulfilling the goal we set when it was introduced. The goal with the Trello roadmap is to provide visibility into the development cycle for the store’s more player-centric feature set. While it’s accomplished that to some degree, we’ve missed the mark accurately displaying the timelines for feature delivery. We regularly delay feature releases due to shifting priorities and the need for further iteration. We’re always focusing on improving, and we believe the Trello can be improved as well.”
I love how this letter blames Trello by saying, “The Trello roadmap is not fulfilling the goal we set when it was introduced.” I’m also in love with this ugly lie featured in the letter saying: “We regularly delay feature releases due to shifting priorities and the need for further iteration. We’re always focusing on improving, and we believe the Trello can be improved as well.” Yup, and to improve on their part, Epic and crew will remove deadlines altogether.
Oh, you don’t believe me? Fine, take it from Epic:
“We’re removing the time of delivery from the board. We’ll be focusing on what’s actively in development and providing more granular updates on individually listed features.”
So, what does this mean exactly? It means the store no longer organizes features by how many months away something is, but Instead separates features into “Recently Shipped,” “Up Next,” and “Future Development”:
- What’s been recently released
- What’s up next for the Epic Games store and see status updates
- What’s in the plan for future development
I bet you are wondering, “well, how long will each update take?”Around half a month. You can “expect” Epic to seed updates to Trello every two weeks:
“You can expect updates to Trello every 2 weeks. We’ll let ya know on social whenever we’ve updated the Trello board so you can keep up to date and informed.”
Lastly, you can read the full writeup that Epic issued out on epicgames.com.