Life is Strange dev Dontnod's Vampyr delayed to 2018

Necks year.

Supernatural adventure RPG Vampyr will now launch in spring 2018, developer Dontnod has decided.

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It was previously down for release later this year on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Dontnod is, of course, the developer of the original Life is Strange - and is now also working on a full sequel to that game separate to its current prequel mini-series Before the Storm.

On Vampyr's delay, Dontnod boss Oskar Guilbert blamed it on a now-solved technical issue.

"Delaying the release of a project you hold dear is always a tough decision," Guilbert said. "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."

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