It’s getting to be that time of year when people start asking about the next version…
You can probably get a pretty good idea of when to expect Softimage 2014 by looking backwards. So, here’s the dates that previous versions were announced and released (data gathered via google).
|2013||27 March 2012||12 April 2012|
|2012||01 March 2011||07 April 2011|
|2011||15 March 2010||06 April 2010|
|2010||03 August 2009||14 Sept 2009|
|7.5||23 Feb 2008||23 Feb 2008|
I think your announcement date for Softimage 2010 might be wrong. This was somewhere in August 2009, if I recall correctly. My own post about the announcement on the si-community was dated the 3. of August 2009 ( http://bit.ly/WtqO9T )
I got the release dates from wikipedia, but my own emails and blogs show that the release date was in Sept, although maybe this was one of those releases where it leaked out early?
Yes, but there is obviously a difference between announcement dates and release dates. I was merely talking about the announcement date…
But come to think of it: was 7.5 announced and released on the same day?
I didn’t read your comment correctly. But it was 6am here so that’s my excuse.
It looks like I took the wrong date from the google results (9 march was the date in the result just below). thanks, I’m updating the blog post.
I wonder if it might take longer since a lot of the core team are gone.
Atleast i hope to see soon what new goods it brings, i hope ice get’s more power by being able to acces more things in softimage.
I don’t think the change of teams can be used as a valid excuse for delays anymore. They used up that excuse already when they told us there wouldn’t be a SAP/Extension last year…
There’s a release schedule to stick to, and that is determined far in advance. In general, SAPs were on their way out at Autodesk. I had people in other divisions telling me that years ago.