Speaking to VG247 at Develop in Brighton today, Mythic's Paul Barnett confirmed the news hundreds of thousands of pre-orderers will be thrilled to hear: Warhammer Online is finished and ready to ship.
"The game's finished," said the developer. "It's just being polished and cooked.
"We're in a position now where every day we get to polish it it polishes a little nicer. At some point you say, 'That's polished enough now. See you later.'"
Barnett wouldn't be drawn on a specific release date, but said he would be comfortable if the game shipped now.
"We just won Game of the Show from IGN, G4 and GameSpy from E3 and they all said the same thing: they've never seen an MMO prior to launch that's as polished and slick and ready to go as our game is. Our game looks great, feels great, plays great.
"Is it in a shippable state? Yeah, we could ship it now."
Paul also gave us the longest answer to a single question we've ever heard. Hopefully we'll get time to transcribe it later.