Posted By Themata at 1:23 PM - Sun Dec 30 2018
(...) Caspian (...) in Discord (...) said (...)
I know that SBS doesn't really like when 'uncertain' and 'lax information' that was shared in 'friendly conversations' appears on the forum, as they think it would give it a kind of 'confirmed tag', but since MullatoScorpio specifically asked for that information and it somewhat is publicly available on Discord, but not everybody knows how to search for that (or wants to spend the time), I guess it is fine to provide the quotes in question here.
Caspian 12/30/19 7:11 AM: '(...)I wanted to get a Release 0.5.0 update out over the break, but I've been spending time with my family. So it may be just after the New Year. We've got sprint planning on the 2nd, so maybe the 3rd or the 4th?
Caspian 12/30/19 7:11 AM: '(...)Release 0.5.0 finishes up the world building and feature work we wanted to do for Pre-Alpha. Completion of Release 0.6.0 will be the Pre-Alpha I believe. Although, with Domain & Settlement Selection coming up and taking some time, it could be Release 0.7.0.'
That is as 'concrete' as it gets publicly (I don't know about the your eyes only information), or at least of what I'm aware. Since every 'release' took them more than 2 month so far, and release 5 isn't finished yet (we're getting a mid release update), linear progression would suggest pre-alpha sometime around 3-6 month from now for the Alpha 1 tier.
Hope that helped you and didn't offend anybody ;)