The beta for 5th Cell's Hybrid was supposed to start in March. We're days away from April and it's a no-show.
But it is coming, assures the developer, who has told Joystiq that the beta test will go live 'by the end of the month' - which gives them a full four days to pull their fingers out.
5th Cell also confirmed the price for the final game - 1200 MS Points ($15, £10). But a release date? Now you're asking too much.
The Xbox Live Arcade-exclusive shooter is the Scribblenauts developer's first 3D game, which re-emerged with a new trailer and gameplay info in January after a year in hiding.
The game was revealed early last year but was pushed way back into 2012 for what appeared to be a complete overhaul.
The extra development time has resulted in some significant changes, including a new look with redesigned characters, new controls and gameplay mechanics and persistent online 'world war' that player leap in and out of.