"Soon" does not imply any particular date, time, decade, century, or millennia in the past, present, and certainly not the future. "Soon" shall make no contract or warranty between M:AA and the end user. "Soon" will arrive some day, M:AA does guarantee "soon" will be here before the end of time. Maybe. Do not make plans based on "soon" as M:AA will not be liable for any misuse, use, or even casual glancing at "soon."
Another common term implemented by M:AA often misleading players into excitement for future content. "Very Soon" is guaranteed to arrive between now and the end of time with a higher chance of arriving on the "now" half of the time table. Although this means closer to now than "soon" there is no guarantee that you will live long enough to see the content finally release.
Now ←-------------- Very Soon -------- Soon -------- Soon-ish ------- Soon-ish(er) --------→ End of Time-----------------> Half Life 3
Official Definition of Soon
“Information in this press release that involves M:AA's expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. M:AA generally uses words such as “outlook,” “will,” “could,” “would,” “might,” “remains,” “to be,” “plans,” “believes,” “may,” “expects,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “estimate,” future,” “plan,” “positioned,” “potential,” “project,” “remain,” “scheduled,” “set to,” “subject to,” “upcoming” and similar expressions to help identify forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause M:AA's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include, but are not limited to, sales levels of M:AA's contents, shifts in consumer spending trends, M:AA's ability to predict consumer preferences among competing hardware platforms (including next-generation hardware), declines in software pricing, product returns and price protection, product delays, retail acceptance of M:AA's products, adoption rate and availability of new hardware and related software, industry competition, rapid changes in technology and industry standards, protection of proprietary rights, litigation against M:AA, maintenance of relationships with key personnel, customers, vendors and third-party developers, domestic and international economic, financial and political conditions and policies, foreign exchange rates, integration of recent acquisitions and the identification of suitable future acquisition opportunities. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to M:AA and Playdom as of the date of this release, and neither M:AA nor Playdom assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of M:AA or Playdom and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.“