Grasshopper founder and game director Goichi Suda took to Twitter to announce the news. The lengthy statement explained how the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has affected the game’s development, pushing its release to an unspecified date in 2021.
“All staff members at Grasshopper have been working as hard as possible on developing the game in hopes of releasing it in 2020, but the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have unfortunately proven to be a real body blow to our schedule, causing unforeseen delays in development,” said Suda.
“Now that we have managed to get back on our feet with development, we have decided to focus on prioritizing quality, and to therefore push back the final release date,” he added.
Suda went on to reiterate that the studio will “continue to put every effort into the title’s development as we shoot for a 2021 release date”. He also announced that illustrator Darick Robertson – best known for his work on The Boys comics – has been brought in to help illustrate the game.
Check out the announcement below.
I have a very important announcement to share today. pic.twitter.com/i4qTdNpYeD
— SUDA51/須田剛一 (@suda_51) September 10, 2020
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