@jesus-man "when the game will be released" - I have heard this answer many times.
I am afraid that all this is still under construction and no one even NWI knows when all this will be ready.
This is because the NWI changes the priorities in Insurgency Sandstorm every few months.
There was to be a campaign from which they finally resigned, they worked on the console version they gave up.
Now they are setting up for a "custom server system hosted by NWI". All this causes constant delays and frustrations.
Let's see what they currently have in plans:
Upgrade to Unreal Engine 4.20 and continue optimizing (engine version changes now ? )
Improve the character models, textures, and animations in the game (ok)
Improve the "scoped" experience for both high and low-quality scope settings (ok)
Improve the level visuals, gameplay and optimization (ok)
Add more cosmetic item (s) to the first person (this can be added after the release)
Expand in-game server options to include a server browser, community-run server support, (ok)
and a custom games system. Reception of our server infrastructure. (this can be added after the release)
Refine the game to the point and has less bugs, glitches, visual inconsistencies and other issues. (ok)
As you can see there is a lack of basic information about the repair of the competitive mode (ranking, penalty system for leaving the match, voting system, matchmaking which does not work - just one player will leave the game before the start and the match is canceled.
As you can see, the competitive mode is dead for over a week. Nobody wants to wait 4-6 minutes to join the game that will not start anyway. The Versus Firefight mode on such large maps is a paradise for campers and the push mode is like CoD / battlefield. As of today, players who are looking for competition in Insurgency Sandstorm do not have their place in this game. When is NWI going to launch a server browser, dedicated servers and a workshop so that we, the players, can customize this game to our needs? This is the only way to play with the 5v5 match.
Stop busting this game. Why do you build a custom games system hosted by NWI? Do you want to delay the premiere again? Basic issues in the game do not work - matchmaking does not work, official servers are lagging, there is no ranking table. Give us simple tools such as workshop, dedicated servers, server browser and native version of linux (client/server) and you will see that the game will start to live.