Here’s some bad news. Eagerly awaited by many players at the end of this year, upcoming role-playing game Vampyr just announced the delay of its release date to Spring 2018, on Xbox One and PC. 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.”
Hopefully the additionally time will result in an even better game. Hopefully they can do wonders for the Xbox One X version too. We’ll have to wait and see.