Vampyr, the dark-themed action RPG from Life is Strange developer, was supposed to come out this November, in most regions the darkest month of the year. However, DontNod Entertainment has informed the fans that this is no longer the case. Vampyr has been delayed to spring 2018 on all platforms: PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The reason for that is pretty classic; here’s the official statement:
Delaying the release of a project you hold dear is always a tough decision. 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.
Vampyr is an action RPG, set in a post-Great War London, completely disorganized because of the out break of the Spanish flu. The player assumes the role of a war veteran surgeon Jonathan E. Reid, turned into a vampire. Thit “condition” puts the protagonist up against a dilemma between the will to help people and the irresistible blood lust. In order to satisfy both needs the hero will have to carefully pick his victims, first studing their lives, routines and connections before sinking his teeth in their necks. Besides, he will have to fight other vampires and vampire hunters. Learn more from this gameplay video: