Code Vein Release Delayed Until 2019 to "Exceed Expectations"

Namco Bandai have announced that they’re postponing the launch of Code Vein until 2019. They didn’t specify any exact date. This is probably going to be unwelcome news to all gamers that were looking forward to Code Vein, but better late than full of bugs.

Code Vein Release Delayed Until 2019 to "Exceed Expectations"
Code Vein Release Delayed Until 2019 to “Exceed Expectations”

I’m sure a lot of people are looking forward to Bandai Namco’s Code Vein. Who wouldn’t want a vampire action-RPG set in a post-apocalyptic world? With an extremely heavy anime aesthetic and combat inspired by the Dark Souls series on top of that? Well, unfortunately, you’re gonna have to wait longer than you might have originally expected. Originally, Namco Bandai intended to release the game on September 27th in Japan and September 28th in the rest of the world. Now, they’ve announced that they’re delaying the game until 2019, with no exact release date or window.

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Now, you ask, why have they delayed the game? Well, it’s because the devs want to send out the best possible game they can, because the fan outreach has been so positive. As Eric Hartness of Bandai Namco puts it (via DualShockers): “CODE VEIN has received an enormous amount of positive feedback from eager fans who have received hands-on time with in-development versions of the game over the past nine months. Armed with knowledge of how well the game has already been received, we made the decision to postpone the release of CODE VEIN to further refine its gameplay in an effort to exceed the expectations fans already have of the title. It was a difficult decision to make, but we feel it is the correct one.”

So, there you have it. They’re buckling down, and they’re going to make the best game they possibly can. Which then begs the question of what they were planning to release originally, but let’s not get into that. The important thing is that we’ll be getting a quality game. Sure, the wait will be substantial, but oh well.

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