Dontnod Entertainment's Vampyr Delayed Into 2018

by Keenan McCall on Sep 20, 2017 at 12:41 PM

The upcoming Victorian-era vampire RPG has been pushed into Spring of next year.

The news comes from a press release sent out by Oskar Guilbert, CEO of Dontnod Entertainment. The release explains that a recent technical issue resulted in the team's development schedule being held up. As a result, the developer has delayed the title to ensure there is enough time to polish and balance the game accordingly.

"Delaying the release of a project you hold dear is always a tough decision," Guilbert writes. "However, we believe that meeting a deadline should never compromise quality."

Guilbert also expresses his gratitude to the game's publisher and acknowledges the patience fans have already shown.

"We want to thank our publisher Focus Home Interactive for giving us the means and time necessary to provide players a memorable experience," he writes. "Especially since so many of you are eagerly waiting for it."

Best known as the developer of Life Is Strange, Dontnod has been vocal about the scope of Vampyr, promising a semi-open world which players will be able to have a real impact on through their choices and gameplay. Click here for our recent impressions of the game.

Vampyr is currently slated for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.


Our Take
Taking the time to make a game run properly is always preferable to releasing an unpolished work. Hopefully Dontnod can use this extra time well and make Vampyr the best it can be.