Bandia Namco have made the announcement that their action-RPG game, Code Vein has been delayed until 2019.
Bandai Namco are saying that the delay is based on the positive reactions from fans and media and they want extra time to ensure the finished product meets expectations. That certainly isn’t your typical reason given to delay a game but OK…
“Our fans have given us a huge amount of very positive hands-on feedback with in-development versions of Code Vein so far.” said Hervé Hoerdt, Vice President Marketing and Digital at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe. “As a result of this – in an attempt to exceed the high expectations these fans have already – we made the decision to postpone the release of Code Vein to further refine the game. It’s a difficult decision of course, but we hope, once fans get to play the final version, they’ll agree it’s the right one!”
“We also, therefore, won’t be taking Code Vein to Gamescom this year while work continues on the finished title, but we’ll be revealing future hand-on opportunities very soon!”
Bandai Namco have not provided a firm release date in 2019, which means we go from a 28 September 2018 release date to a now unspecified release date. Not provided a new release date, coupled with the decision to not bring the game to Gamescom could signify that their have been some recent development hiccups that have caused significant setbacks for the game.