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* The wait for the sixth book, The Winds of Winter, of A Song of Ice and Fire has been a long one

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* The wait for the sixth book, The Winds of Winter, of A ''A Song of Ice and Fire Fire'' novel, ''The Winds of Winter'', has been a long oneone. George R.R. Martin has been claiming the book is "months" away since 2016.

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*The wait for the sixth book, The Winds of Winter, of A Song of Ice and Fire has been a long one


* Creator/JerryPournelle is [[https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/09/11/vale_jerry_pournelle/ "credited with coining "Real Soon Now" to describe the delivery schedule of vapourware."]] The first use of "Real Soon Now" was in the [[https://archive.org/stream/byte-magazine-1984-11#page/n0 1984 issue]] of [[https://archive.org/details/byte-magazine Byte Magazine.]] The article was [[https://archive.org/stream/byte-magazine-1984-11/1984_11_BYTE_09-12_New_Chips#page/n359 Computing At Chaos Manor NCC Reflections]].

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* Creator/JerryPournelle is [[https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/09/11/vale_jerry_pournelle/ "credited with coining "Real Soon Now" to describe the delivery schedule of vapourware."]] The first use of phrase "Real Soon Now" was used in the [[https://archive.org/stream/byte-magazine-1984-11#page/n0 1984 issue]] of [[https://archive.org/details/byte-magazine Byte Magazine.]] The article was [[https://archive.org/stream/byte-magazine-1984-11/1984_11_BYTE_09-12_New_Chips#page/n359 Computing At Chaos Manor NCC Reflections]].

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* Creator/JerryPournelle is [[https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/09/11/vale_jerry_pournelle/ "credited with coining "Real Soon Now" to describe the delivery schedule of vapourware."]] The first use of "Real Soon Now" was in the [[https://archive.org/stream/byte-magazine-1984-11#page/n0 1984 issue]] of [[https://archive.org/details/byte-magazine Byte Magazine.]] The article was [[https://archive.org/stream/byte-magazine-1984-11/1984_11_BYTE_09-12_New_Chips#page/n359 Computing At Chaos Manor NCC Reflections]].
** [[https://archive.org/stream/byte-magazine-1984-11/1984_11_BYTE_09-12_New_Chips#page/n371/search/real+soon+now "the software will be ready Real Soon Now"]]
** [[https://archive.org/stream/byte-magazine-1984-11/1984_11_BYTE_09-12_New_Chips#page/n585/search/real+soon+now "they tell me they'll have software to let Lilith drive my HP LaserJet Real Soon Now.""]]
** [[https://archive.org/stream/byte-magazine-1984-11/1984_11_BYTE_09-12_New_Chips#page/n585/search/real+soon+now "they would have a native-code stand-alone Modula-2 compiler for the 68000 chip Real Soon Now. Indeed for several months it was always "next month.""]]
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* Certain incidents with the authors of the StarWarsExpandedUniverse can leave books deep into VaporWare, such as the Literature/XWingSeries.

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* Certain incidents with the authors of the StarWarsExpandedUniverse ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' can leave books deep into VaporWare, such as the Literature/XWingSeries.

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* During the development of ''VideoGame/ThemsFightinHerds'', the Mane6 team was fond of using exactly this phrase in developmental updates when the team encountered setbacks, a favorite being "X will be done Soon™".


* Fairly common for non-commercial software with no set schedule. For example, each new version of ''[[{{Unix}} Debian GNU/Linux]]'' distribution is said to be released "when it's ready", which means once in 2-3 years (most others release several times a year). As a result ''Debian'' has a reputation as reliable, but somewhat stale in terms of new features.

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* Fairly common for non-commercial software with no set schedule. For example, each new version of ''[[{{Unix}} ''[[{{UsefulNotes/UNIX}} Debian GNU/Linux]]'' distribution is said to be released "when it's ready", which means once in 2-3 years (most others release several times a year). As a result ''Debian'' has a reputation as reliable, but somewhat stale in terms of new features.


* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension''.
-->'''Dr. Lizardo:''' Where are we going?
-->'''Red Lectroids:''' Planet Ten!
-->'''Dr. Lizardo:''' When?
-->'''Red Lectroids:''' Real Soon!

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* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension''.
-->'''Dr. Lizardo:''' Where are we going?
-->'''Red Lectroids:''' Planet Ten!
-->'''Dr. Lizardo:''' When?
-->'''Red Lectroids:''' Real Soon!
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* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension''.
-->'''Dr. Lizardo:''' Where are we going?
-->'''Red Lectroids:''' Planet Ten!
-->'''Dr. Lizardo:''' When?
-->'''Red Lectroids:''' Real Soon!


* ArenaNet has been saying that GuildWars2 will come out "When it's ready" since 2008. They often say the same thing when asked when any specific piece of information will be revealed. Fortunately, it did finally come out in 2012...and to wide critical praise.

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* ArenaNet has been saying that GuildWars2 ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'' will come out "When it's ready" since 2008. They often say the same thing when asked when any specific piece of information will be revealed. Fortunately, it did finally come out in 2012...and to wide critical praise.


* ''{{EverQuest}}'' forums are famous for having the developers state that something will be done "Soon(tm)".

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* ''{{EverQuest}}'' ''VideoGame/{{EverQuest}}'' forums are famous for having the developers state that something will be done "Soon(tm)".

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** Blizzard officially defines the term "Soon", as both A, [[TradeSnark a Blizzard Trademark]], and B, any time between now and ''the end of time''. Very Soon officially being closer to now than the end of time, and Soonish leaning further towards the end of time.


* The ten GameBoyAdvance games promised to day-one owners of Nintendo3DS handhelds were said by Nintendo to be coming before the end of 2011--they came out about two weeks before the end.
* ''VideoGame/XRebirth'' was initially announced for a fall 2011 release. Then Egosoft realized, "oops, it's not ready" and had only given vague estimates ("Q3 2012"), until it was finally announced that the release date was set in stone as November 15th 2013. Since it's going to be {{Steam}}-exclusive, the occasional joke has popped up that Egosoft is running on Valve time (see above). [[AscendedMeme Egosoft actually own the domain]] [[http://soon.tm/ Soon.TM]].

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* The ten GameBoyAdvance UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance games promised to day-one owners of Nintendo3DS UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS handhelds were said by Nintendo to be coming before the end of 2011--they came out about two weeks before the end.
* ''VideoGame/XRebirth'' was initially announced for a fall 2011 release. Then Egosoft realized, "oops, it's not ready" and had only given vague estimates ("Q3 2012"), until it was finally announced that the release date was set in stone as November 15th 2013. Since it's going to be {{Steam}}-exclusive, UsefulNotes/{{Steam}}-exclusive, the occasional joke has popped up that Egosoft is running on Valve time (see above). [[AscendedMeme Egosoft actually own the domain]] [[http://soon.tm/ Soon.TM]].


* Certain incidents with the authors of the StarWarsExpandedUniverse can leave books deep into VaporWare, such as the XWingSeries.

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* Certain incidents with the authors of the StarWarsExpandedUniverse can leave books deep into VaporWare, such as the XWingSeries.Literature/XWingSeries.

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