Vampyr, the highly anticipated game from French developer Dontnod Entertainment (they were the guys who made Remember Me and Life Is Strange) has been delayed until Spring 2018. The RPG, which is to be set in the London slums in a time period immediately following WW1 was originally due to ship in November 2017.
In a statement, Dontnod CEO Oskar Guilbert said:
“Delaying the release of a project you hold dear is always a tough decision. However, we believe that meeting a deadline should never compromise quality. We were still convinced just a few weeks ago that we would be able to release Vampyr this year. Unfortunately, a technical issue—now solved—has set our teams’ schedule back at the end of the development… This delay allows us enough time for all the polishing and balancing phase, much needed for a game of Vampyr’s scope, with its ambitious, semi-open world, its complex narrative and deep RPG mechanics that give players a real impact on the world.”
While it’s always a shame to see a game delayed, it sounds as though the decision to delay Vampyr firstly hasn’t been taken lightly, and will ultimately lead to a better experience for all of us. We’ll just have to wait a little bit longer.
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