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In that post, we explained that the content was still very early in development, so we won’t be ready to announce it for a while. To give this more context, in order to realise the ambition for this update, and the size and scope of the content we wish to bring to the Elite Dangerous galaxy, we estimate this major milestone will be ready by the latter half of 2020.
Does "by the latter half of 2020" mean that the new era is estimated to be released in the first half of 2020?
 
No, the estimated ETA has always been towards the end of 2020
Estimated by us, yes, but Will said, "we estimate this major milestone will be ready by the latter half of 2020."

My understanding is that if something is ready "by" a certain timeframe, it is ready before that timeframe begins. If I tell you I'll have something done by noon, I'll have it done before noon, not at noon or after noon.
 
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Estimated by us, yes, but Will said, "we estimate this major milestone will be ready by the latter half of 2020."

My understand is that if something is ready "by" a certain timeframe, it is ready before that timeframe begins. If I tell you I'll have something done by noon, I'll have it done before noon, not at noon or after noon.
That's a very specific semantic, when it's an estimate anyway.
 

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And whats about landing on planets with atmosphere?
Understand I'm posting as a fan of the game here, not a representative of Frontier - I can't turn that flair off.
Frontier won't announce what's in the update until they're 100% sure they can deliver it. I don't expect we'll find out what's coming until it's ready to be released.
 
Understand I'm posting as a fan of the game here, not a representative of Frontier - I can't turn that flair off.
Frontier won't announce what's in the update until they're 100% sure they can deliver it. I don't expect we'll find out what's coming until it's ready to be released.
No harm in asking for an update :)

Maybe you could stop quibbling over semantics? We all want to know more, including you.
 
It seems like Will misspoke, then.
Erm, you know what latter means?

So Latter half means the second half or towards the end of 2020.

What we do know is;-

18th Sept - Next update - Newbie stuff, ARX and maybe some bug fixes.
October/November - (Speculation) Another Interstellar Initiative.
December (Normally been a week or two before Christmas, so they can iron out bugs) - Fleet Carriers.

What happens beyond that is anyone's guess until we see news of the 2020 update, probably at game shows later in the year.
 
Erm, you know what latter means?

So Latter half means the second half or towards the end of 2020.

What we do know is;-

18th Sept - Next update - Newbie stuff, ARX and maybe some bug fixes.
October/November - (Speculation) Another Interstellar Initiative.
December (Normally been a week or two before Christmas, so they can iron out bugs) - Fleet Carriers.

What happens beyond that is anyone's guess until we see news of the 2020 update, probably at game shows later in the year.
Yes, I know what "latter" means. Do you know what "by" means? Specifically, what the phrase "[x] will be done by [timeframe]" means?
 
Yes, I know what "latter" means. Do you know what "by" means? Specifically, what the phrase "[x] will be done by [timeframe]" means?
Where [timeframe] is a range, it can mean within that range as well as strictly before it.

If someone said "done by noon", then yes, I'd expect it to be before noon. If someone said "done by Friday", then I would certainly expect "on Friday" as a possibility.
 
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