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Vaporware (or vapourware) is a term applied to software or hardware which is announced by a developer well in advance of release, but which then fails to emerge, either with or without a protracted development cycle. The term implies deception, or at least a negligent degree of optimism; that is, it implies that the announcer knows that product development is in too early a stage to support responsible statements about its completion date, feature set, or even feasibility. It is arguable that games which remain in development hell are vaporware although this is obviously open to interpretation. This category contains articles on products (hardware, software, other) that can be considered (or were once considered) vaporware.