Only this past month at Gamescom did KING Art Games say its story driven action RPG The Dwarves was going to release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this September. However, this is no longer the case, as today King Art announced the game is getting pushed back to December 1st.
The news comes via the game’s Kickstarter page. But don’t worry the delay isn’t because of some unfavorable reason, it simply came down to Sony and Microsoft not giving a date as early as KING Art anticipated when the game was going through certification. The result was that The Dwarves could be released in October at the earliest. However, as we all know October and November are the busiest months of the year in terms of big releases, so King Art opted to fall all the way back to December to not be overshadowed
King Art provided the following update on its Kickstarter page:
“When you want to release a game on consoles, it first has to be inspected by Sony or Microsoft. Since there are many games in the so-called “submission” at the moment, we didn’t get a date as early as we wanted. This pushes back the earliest possible release date to October. But October and November are the busiest months in gaming. Most of the big sites, YouTubers and bloggers won’t have time to play and review anything else than the big AAA games. We want “The Dwarves” to be as successful as possible; hopefully successful enough to enable us to start working on “The Dwarves 2”. For that we need attention and media coverage. And we won’t get that in-between all the big releases. It’s un-dwarfish but we’re basically chickening out and waiting until the big wave is gone.”
The developer also went on to mention that during this time before release the team will look for new ways to improve and add to the game, citing the studio’s aim is to release without a launch patch.
It’s not all bad news though, for those who backed the game (only pc players) a new updated beta will be available next week.
The Dwarves launches this December on PC and consoles.
Since its announcement, The Dwarves has been among my most anticipated games, even if it’s from a smaller, more unproven studio. The delay is fine, as I’m far too busy with games right now. December will be a much better time for this to release and garner the attention it deserves.
Tyler Fischer is a Senior Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.