Edited by Sam
Taking a look back - 2015
Perhaps tradition is the wrong word, but here at LCPDFR/LSPDFR (we're still figuring that one out!) there's been somewhat of a trend over the years where I would, at the beginning of the new year, pull together my thoughts, memories and predictions to share with everyone. This is actually something that I've not done in quite some time, although I would hope most of you would excuse me for that at the beginning of 2014, when we released what was at that point the culmination of everything prior - LCPDFR 1.0.
One year ahead, as we entered 2015 fresh off the release of 1.1, I don't think anyone could have predicted the simply astonishing twelve months that have just passed by. Coming off the most stable release of LCPDFR ever, we were as excited as everyone to board the 'hype train' for GTA V on PC, completing the biggest update we've ever made to our website literally a couple of hours before the surge of activity and speculation that was release day.
Amazing, by this point we weren't even half of the way through the year. GTA V had just come out, we'd performed the single biggest update to our site and I'd just submitted my final year dissertation. I don't think there are words to describe what happened next, so I won't go searching for them - instead I think in this case a picture is definitely worth a thousand, or maybe more like 1,618 words:
(You can rest assured that all of us on the team have resisted the many suggestions regarding professional medical help that have been made to us)
Continuing with tradition - January 2016
Of course, at the beginning of this article (which I promise isn't much longer), I described some of the amazing moments we've had over the years, and hinted towards the fact that many of these have come during, or shortly after the festive period. Continuing with this theme, there's a little something that I'd like to finally share with everyone who has played and supported what we've done here for the past six and a half years, and also with those who have yet to join us in what has been, still is, and will continue to be an incredible journey.
After a slightly longer wait than any of us had hoped for, I'm proud as always to announce the release of LSPDFR 0.3, which is coming Saturday, January 16th. Indeed, we're actually so excited to be sharing this next version of LSPDFR with everybody that we've made a significant (and probably quite surprising!) departure from riddles, treasure hunts and mysterious clocks of old. So excited actually, that for the first time ever, we will be streaming live with the developers of LSPDFR, as well as various other members of the team here on the day itself. To top things off, an hour or so before the actual release, I'll be there to take everyone through the vast number of the game-changing new features that we've added for 0.3 as we give you a very special first look at the mod, merely minutes before you'll be playing it for yourselves.
We'll see you on Saturday!