The Settlers Reboot Delayed Indefinitely After Closed Beta
Ubisoft’s The Settlers game has been indefinitely delayed just two weeks before its scheduled launch.
The eighth installment in the real-time strategy series, and the first since 2010, was due out on March 17 after several years of development. But today, Ubisoft announced on their official Twitter page (below) that the reboot has been delayed.
Ubisoft Düsseldorf, the studio behind The Settlers, said it made the decision in response to feedback received during the closed beta in January.
Hello dear fans of The Settlers, we would like to share an important update with you. pic.twitter.com/zxEXZS2pme
— The Settlers (@TheSettlersEN) March 3, 2022
“After we considered this feedback, it became clear to our team that the quality was not yet in line with the team’s vision,” the developers write. “Therefore, we have made the decision to postpone the launch of the game to a later date.”
“The extra time will be used to further improve the game and the quality of the push, which is our top priority for all of our players.”
The Settlers was first announced in August 2018. But they soon fell silent, raising their head only once or twice in the last three and a half years.
Developed by Snowdrop Engine, the game is set to reboot a nearly three-decade-old franchise and features. A story-driven campaign, single and multiplayer modes for up to eight players, and three playable factions.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally tweets @thelastdinsdale.