Ubisoft’s The Settlers has been indefinitely delayed just two weeks before it’s scheduled launch.
The eighth entry in the real-time strategies series and the first since 2010 was due to be released on March 17th after years of development. But Ubisoft announced today on its official Twitter page (below) that the reboot had been delayed.
Ubisoft Düsseldorf, the studio behind Die Siedler, said it made the decision in response to feedback from the closed beta in January.
Hello dear “The Settlers” fans, we would like to give you an important update. pic.twitter.com/zxEXZS2pme
— The Settlers (@TheSettlersEN) March 3, 2022
“As we reviewed this feedback, our team realized that the quality was not yet meeting the team’s vision,” the developers write. “As a result, we made the decision to delay the launch of the game until a later date.”
“The additional time will be used to further improve the game and push quality as our main priority for all of our players.”
The Settlers was first announced in August 2018 but soon went silent, only bouncing back once or twice in the last three and a half years.
Developed by Snowdrop Engine, the game aims to reboot the nearly three-decade-old franchise and features a story-driven campaign, single and multiplayer modes for up to eight players, and three playable factions.
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https://www.ign.com/articles/the-settlers-reboot-delayed-indefinitely-after-closed-beta The Settlers reboot has been postponed indefinitely after the closed beta