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Old 08-03-2017, 02:37 AM   #1
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FOF "Will There Be New Rosters" Version History

This question gets asked a lot. Here is the history of the release of new roster sets:

YEAR VERSION DATE
2000 3 11/1/2000
2001 3.1 date unknown…EA
2002 4 10/23/2002
2003 5 11/13/2003
2004 5.1 11/18/2004
2005
2006 6 10/27/2006
2007 6.1 9/20/2007
2008 6.2 10/5/2008
2009 6.3 12/29/2009
2010 6.4 10/13/2010
2011
2012
2013 7 12/13/2013
2014 7.1 11/21/2014
2015 7.2 12/8/2015
2016 8 11/23/2016

NOTE: FOF1 came out in 1998 and FOF2 came out in 1999. I don't have dates for those.

So, some comments on the above information...

1. Apart from Jim's personal struggles that he posted about here that impacted the 2011-2012 time frame, there's only been one time in the game's 18-year history when either a new version or free patch with roster updates was not released.
2. That version has almost always been released during Q4. 2007 rosters came out very late in Q3, and I *think* FOF1 was a Q3 release.
3. Sometimes if it's a new game, he will give some notice, though sometimes that notice is quite short. For example, FOF2007 was only announced ~24 hours before it was released.
4. I don't think he has *ever* given any notice at all of a free new roster set being released. In those cases, it just shows up one day.

Therefore, until we start seeing different behavior, the statement below applies in 2017, 2018, 2019, and in any other year:

Based on Solecismic Software's history, it is extremely likely that:

1. There will be either a new game with a new roster set or a free roster set for the current game released some time in Q4 of this year.
2. There will be little/no notice prior to said release.
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Old 11-05-2017, 04:22 AM   #2
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8.1 released 10/24/2017 with new roster set
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