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Dontnod’s Vampyr is delayed until 2018

Technical issues push Dontnod Entertainment’s Vampyr into next year.

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Technical issues push Dontnod Entertainment’s Vampyr into next year.

Vampyr is the upcoming RPG from the studio behind the first season of Life is Strange. 

Set in a London during the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic, the game couldn’t be further from the adventures of Max Caulfield in style and tone if it tried. Vampyr puts the player in the shoes of Jonathan Reid, a doctor turned vampire who must balance his medical duties with his bloodthirsty instincts.

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It looks to be an ambitious and wide-ranging game, with Dontnod promising challenging, consequence-based gameplay, as well as a striking – although somewhat gloomy – open-world to explore.

Although reasons for the game’s delay are a little vague, Dontnod CEO Oskar Guilbert issued the following press statement:

“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.”

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Although it’s a shame to see Vampyr delayed, we’ll take one in the neck if it means the studio’s good run continues.

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Vampyr will now be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in Spring 2018.

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