Update: George Berry, founder and producer at Team Woodsalt, has confirmed that upcoming JRPG-inspired sci-fi adventure Woodsalt has been delayed for a second time.
It was originally planned to launch on Switch back in October, before being pushed back to this week in December, the game will now be delayed by another month. Berry says that the release of CD Projekt's Cyberpunk 2077, as well as a few needed quality of life changes, are to blame:
"Unfortunately we have chosen to delay Woodsalt by one more month for a couple of reasons, but off the bat I want to say that this is something we really, really wanted to avoid but reality is a cruel mistress.
"The first issue is pretty obvious. When choosing a release date we worked on the basis of avoiding any large launches, looking at large titles and trying to find a window. When we chose December 9th, it looked lovely and clear. Then Cyberpunk was postponed and they announced their release on December 10th. As confident as we are in Woodsalt, we can’t possibly compete for media space with that behemoth. We don’t have that Keanu money...
"To everyone who has been waiting and were aware of Woodsalt, I’m sorry if you’re deflated by this and I do totally get it, but I hope you understand that while this is our passion, we also need to keep the lights on. If this game tanks, we’re out of jobs and my choices affect our team as well as myself. Ultimately they’ve been by my side and supported me, and I can’t risk my impatience causing them to lose their future employment.
"The other reason is that through testing, there have been a number of 'quality of life' changes suggested that we think would really benefit the title. So far the reception has been really, really good and these little changes seem to just add a bit of intuitiveness into the gameplay."
Berry goes on to apologise for "the rubbish news," stating that he's excited for fans to check out the game when it does arrive next month.
Original Article (Thu 15th Oct, 2020 13:30 BST): Woodsalt, an upcoming sci-fi adventure destined for Nintendo Switch, has been delayed until this December, it's been announced.
Originally planned to launch this week, the game has a new release date of 9th December on both Switch and Steam. The game's eShop page has been temporarily taken down, but will no doubt be restored a little closer to the new launch window.
If you haven't heard of it before, the game is set on the planet of Nu-Terra, 1000 years after Earth was evacuated during chaotic natural disasters and an attack by giant creatures. Players take on the role of Emcy, an Earth-born man who is awakened from stasis into a new city as they wait for a signal to return back home. Here's an official description:
Emerging from cryostasis to discover a brand-new world inWoodsalt, players control Emcy, whose proclivity for sleep has taken him to Nu-Terra, a sprawling city contained within a bubble, 1000 years after disaster on Earth. How? Why? What? Where? As you develop relationships with a cast of quirky characters and otherworldly locales, steadily uncover a mystery that spans the entire universe and your very existence.
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