Blame the Cyberpunk mess if you will, but if anything good has come out of what CD Projekt Red went through, it’s that other developers and publishers have seemingly seen the light, preferring to push back their game release until a time that is right. The latest of the hotly anticipated titles that were due for early 2021 is that of King’s Bounty II, a game that now has been moved to much later in the year.
We first heard of King’s Bounty II back in 2019, and then thanks to a publishing deal between Koch Media and 1C Entertainment, we were expecting to be given the chance to raid the royal riches in March. Today though, that date has moved, all the way out to August 24th 2021, when King’s Bounty is now getting set to launch on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Why? Well, to ensure that players get the best possible experience. Bravo 1C and Koch Media – this is the way it’s meant to be.
“As a team, we had to make the difficult decision to move King’s Bounty2’s release to a later point in 2021 to ensure the team has adequate time to deliver a King’s Bounty best possible experience, “ said Nikolay Baryshnikov, CEO of 1C Entertainment.
“We are currently at a stage where the game is complete and playable, but we need more time to finish playtesting, fixing, polishing, and postponing launch will give us the precious months to balancing phase, much needed for such important project for us, with its ambitious, open world, its complex narrative, deep Turn-Based Tactical and RPG mechanics,“ said Denis Maltzev, King’s Bounty II producer. “Seeing the love and passion you, as our fans, put behind this project, we are grateful for all your support and ask you for a little more patience with us. We’re hoping that this won’t be a long delay and please make sure to keep an eye on our channels to receive all upcoming updates on the game as we get closer to the new release date.“
If you’re looking forward to getting hands on with the unique turn-based battler, then there’s no doubt that August can’t come soon enough. We’ve been lucky enough to bear witness to what it looks set to bring and have been very impressed. It’s certainly a game that is shaping up to introduce new generations of players to the tactical RPG stalwart.
Let us know your thoughts – not just on King’s Bounty II itself, but also on whether this delay is a good thing or not. The comments are down below.