Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe have announced that upcoming action role-playing game Code Vein will be moving its release date to 2019 from the previously announced date of September 28th, 2018.
What does this mean for the future of this game? well, Bandai Namco had this to say:
“CODE VEIN has received an enormous amount of positive feedback from eager fans who have received hands-on time with in-development versions of the game over the past nine months,” said Hervé Hoerdt, Vice President Marketing and Digital at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe. “Armed with knowledge of how well the game has already been received, we made the decision to postpone the release of CODE VEIN to further refine its gameplay in an effort to exceed the expectations fans already have of the title. It was a difficult decision to make, but we feel it is the correct one.”
Given that Code Vein‘s original release date was the same day as the Nintendo Switch release of Dragon Ball FighterZ I would imagine that being the main reason behind the date change. Without a firm new release date in place, it is probably more of a case of finding a new release date that fits in with other planned releases. I cannot speak for whether the game needs more development time but more couldn’t hurt and hopefully we’ll see have a very polished game upon release.
Due to this change in release date, Bandai Namco have also confirmed that Code Vein will no longer be playable at Gamescom 2018.
Venture into the post-apocalyptic land of CODE VEIN and uncover its secrets. Players will be able to craft their own unique character and customise their experience by equipping numerous weapons, items, skills and gifts to accommodate their favourite fighting style or gain a competitive advantage against impossible odds. Various A.I. controlled partners will also be on-hand to explore the interconnected world with their own specialised attributes and personalities.
Code Vein will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in 2019.