Everspace 2 and the new Path of Exile expansion delayed due to something in common: Cyberpunk 2077 in December
“Let’s get the cyber elephant out of habit right now.”
Rockfish games is another developer who has chosen to move their game, with departure date in December, to avoid Cyberpunk 2077, as when CD PRojekt delayed the game to December 10, Grinding Gear Games did the same with its next expansion. I was scheduled to launch on December 11 and now it is designed for January 2021.
Rockfish games has followed in the wake delaying the Everspace early access 2, from mid-December to January 2021 and so on avoid the premiere with Cyberpunk. “Bringing the first Everspace to last-gen consoles was a challenge in those days, so we can only imagine what it would be like. bring a behemoth like Cyberpunk 2077 to Xbox One and PS4“said Michael Schade, head of the study.
“Unfortunately, this also implies a great blow for any other game that was scheduled for that week. We know from our community that between this one and the other there is a great leap between both, so we have decided to get out of the way and move our release to January“.
Although they have a message for users and fans of their game: “We are aware that Everspace 2 fans will be very upsetbut compete with the game, that possibly the most anticipated in historyIt’s not exactly a good idea. ”In return, Rockfish will be shipping closed beta access keys to Kickstarter contributors on November 2, so those winners will be able to play the first 10 hours of the game ahead of time.
In an update on said Kickstarter, Rockfish went into detail: “The release of Cyberpunk 2077 It is now scheduled for December 10th, which is a serious blow to Everspace and our early access plans around the middle of that month. “Ending by saying:”Let’s get the cyber elephant out of habituation right now“.
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“Not all press and content creators will cover the most anticipated AAA in history over the Christmas holidays (and beyond), but we also know how much overlap there will be in our audience (and team). ” Rockfish consulted with his marketing team and partners, that’s when they came to the final decision to delay play.