However, it’s looking more and more like the game will not make the Christmas tree. Dynamix and Sierra stated at E3 that the game would be released in the fall, but recently they have back pedaled on that statement, citing a need for more beta testing. The external beta was just released a couple of weeks ago to over 1,000 testers, and it seems unlikely that the finished product will be ready to hit store shelves by Christmas. Indeed, calls made to various software retail stores by Stomped indicate the game’s current release date is a few days after Christmas.
On the positive side, a post-Xmas delay will increase the already excellent odds of a simultaneous Linux/Win32 release.
Two Tribes 2 previews have also been posted in the past week (thanks TribalWar):