The Order: 1886 developer Ready at Dawn has delayed the release of its upcoming physics-based competitive multiplayer game Deformers. Originally it was expected to launch on Valentine's Day, but that's no longer the case.

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Deformers will feature four-player splitscreen for some local couch-based combat.

A new release date hasn't been revealed, but Ready at Dawn said it shouldn't be too long.

"The feedback and data we've gathered over the past few weeks we've been playing together has been incredibly valuable and insightful; it's also helped us to make the tough call on slightly delaying the February 14th launch of Deformers so we can spend more time addressing your feedback and ensuring that we deliver the best gameplay experience possible," the developer stated.

"This extra time will also provide even more opportunities to gather additional feedback and invite others to try out Deformers."

An open beta is planned for Steam and the dates for both that and the game's launch should be announced shortly.

Deformers is the second game to be published by GameStop via its new GameTrust program. The first was Insomniac's metroidvania Song of the Deep.

For more on Deformers, you can check out my preview of it where I played the game at Ready at Dawn's Irvine headquarters.

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