Gaming NewsOct 6, 2016 at 3:25a PSTby luckie

Syberia 3 delayed to early 2017

We won't be playing Syberia 3 this December, but we might get the game before winter ends. The sequel to this cult adventure game franchise has been postponed to early 2017.

The long-awaited sequel to Benoit Sokal’s cult adventure game series seemed so close when it finally got a specific release date – December 1, 2016. Unfortunately, Syberia 3 is not going to make it out this year after all. Microids have made an announcement that the game had been delayed to the first quarter of 2017. The developers want to make sure it will live up to fans’ high expectations, so they need the extra time to do that. Here’s how Benoit Sokal, the father of the Syberia franchise, commented the delay:

I am obviously disappointed that Syberia 3 is delayed, because we would like to release our games as soon as the storyline is written, but I'm also relieved that Microids has taken the decision to postpone the game's launch, because it is essential to offer players the best gaming experience possible. We decided to add even more cinematics to this new fiction, more optional narrative sequences as well as new languages for the voice-over, which represents considerable work for team.

We’ve waited so long, so why not wait a little bit more to get a better game, right? If you’re determined to get the game no matter how good it turns out to be, you can pre-purchase it now on Steam for $39.99. In the meantime, you may want to catch up with the latest video material released prior to this year’s E3, if you haven’t done it yet: