We’re not going to say we’re surprised, however Dontnod’s upcoming RPG title Vampyr has been delayed to Spring of 2018. Originally set to launch later this year, Dontnod has pushed the title back due to a technical issue which set the development back.
CEO of Dontnod Entertainment, Oskar Guilbert, released a statement to explain the delay:
‘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.’
Vampyr remains an ambitious game for the company as the game promises a major cause and effect to civilian casualties when the player character needs to feed, which can cause people to become afraid or stop some functions of daily life. Hopefully we’ll be seeing more of this now that the game has been delayed to give us more of an idea of how the game will actually play.