Vampyr, the upcoming story-driven action RPG from DontNod, the developers of Life is Strange has been delayed for the next year. The game is set to be released next Spring due to technical issues that stymied the game’s development. Publisher Focus Home Interactive and DontNod revealed the Vampyr delay earlier today in a press release.
Oskar Guilbert, DontNod’s CEO had the following to say about the delay: “Delaying the release of a project you hold dear is always a tough decision,” said Oskar Guilbert, chief executive of the studio. “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.”
In Vampyr, players take the part of a famous surgeon, Dr. Jonathan Reid. A man who has saved many lives during the Spanish Flu epidemic. However, he returns to London from the Great War as a vampire and must learn to handle his condition.
We’ve seen Vampyr on E3s in 2016 and 2017 and it looks like an interesting game with a fresh take on the vampire (sorry, vampyr) myth. The game is supposed to feature multiple endings that will be affected by the players lifestyle and choices. Considering the ambitious scope of the game and the ideas that the devs are playing with, the decision to take their time seems sound.
Vampyr will release on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Dontnod also has a Life is Strange sequel in the works.