After the end of Life is Strange, Dontnod Entertainment started working on a game that has a drastically different tone and gameplay style called Vampyr. This game will take players back to the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic where Doctor Jonathan Reid has been turned into a vampire, and they will take control of Reid to prey on the people of London as he comes to terms with his new, undead form. Originally, we were supposed to get our hands on this game in just a couple of months. However, Dontnod has unfortunately pushed this gritty RPG back to a Spring 2018 release date.
Dontnot CEO Oskar Guilbert posted on the game’s official website to explain the delay:
“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.
“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.
“We want to thank our publisher Focus Home Interactive for giving us the means and time necessary to provide players a memorable experience… especially since so many of you are eagerly waiting for it.”
— Oskar Guilbert
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Source: Vampyr Official Website