Dontnod Entertainment's blood-thirsty RPG Vampyr has been pushed back from November this year into early 2018, announces the Life is Strange developer.
There'll be no baring the fangs in 2017. In Vampyr we're set to stalk the grimy semi-open world of London circa 1918, at a time of the Spanish flu. Jonathan E. Reid is made into a vampire and now struggles with his own humanity.
The studio went on to thank publisher Focus Home Interactive for supporting their decision to delay the launch so they can work on the issues.
"Delaying the release of a project you hold dear is always a tough decision. 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," blogged Dontnod. "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."
Vampyr releases on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in Q1 2018.