Developer DONTNOD Entertainment has announced that their upcoming RPG, Vampyr, has been delayed until Spring 2018.
I’ll be honest, while I’ve been hyped for Vampyr for some time, I already thought it was coming out in 2018, so for me this news is less-than disappointing. However, for those following the game clearly much closer than I, this may be a bit of a hit.
In a statement, Oskar Guilbert, CEO of DONTNOD Entertainment 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.
“We want to thank our publisher Focus Home Interactive for giving us the means and time necessary to provide players a memorable experience… especially since so many of you are eagerly waiting for it.”
At the end of the day, delaying a game to ensure that it’s the product you want it to be isn’t a bad thing. Sure, it may annoy some folk, but at the end of it all the game becomes much better than if it were rushed out of the door.
Vampyr will now be available Spring 2018 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.