Slowly slowly catchy monkey.
I have heard this said many times but always wondered why anyone would want to catch a monkey.........and what would you do with it if you did ?
Anyhoo, 7 years, 10 years, whatever. One poster will tell you this is quite normal for a mind bendingly uber sim like CoD and the other will tell you that they are load of Russian bandits who scammed the entire simming world and laughed all the way to the bank the whole way through. The truth is more likely to be that there were the best of intentions that ran into mainly project management related issues followed by a 'stop talking to me in binary and get it out of the door' conversation, probably with somebody in an expensive suit from Ubi. Its so in the mists of time I can't really remember but wasn't development of Storm of War (as it was then) halted so that the development team could help with Pacific Fighters ? I bet the irony in that one is not lost on Luthier now.