Game news Xbox: New exclusivity from Microsoft postponed to 2023!
After one bad news, another! Another exclusivity from Microsoft is postponed by several months.
Replaced has a shifted release date
The bad news certainly continues to clash with exclusivities that are supposed to see the light of day on Microsoft machines. After Starfield, which is postponed indefinitely, then Redfall, it’s the 2.5D action platform REPLACED, a title that sparked a sensation with its retro-futristic plastic when it was announced on E3 2021, where the release date is. postponed from 2022 to 2023. Unfortunately, this time it’s not to bring any further finishing touches, but because its development house, Sad Cat, is a studio from Belarus and especially from Ukraine, a territory currently at war.
The Belarusian studio working on the game, Sad Cat Studios, has a team of talented developers from Belarus and Ukraine. Unfortunately, the ongoing war in Ukraine has had a major impact on the development of REPLACED, as most of the team is based in neighboring regions.
Like the developers of STALKER 2: The Heart of Chornobyl, Sad Cat Studios had to suspend the development of their game to keep their team and their families safe.
The priority for Sad Cada was the safety of the team and their families. As a result, part of the team has been relocated and work on Replaced has only recently resumed.
Although the game’s design has been revived ever since, REPLACED has been postponed to 2023, as evidenced by a press release posted on Twitter.
Publisher Coatsing, parent company Thunderful and developer Sad Cat Studios have decided to postpone the release of the game until 2023 to ensure that the game is in the best possible condition. We continue to work hard to achieve the quality you expect from a trailer, but we prioritize the physical and mental health of developers by not enforcing the original deadlines that were unexpectedly affected.
We will wait on our side. We prefer the members of Sad Cat Studios and their families to be safe, rather than risking their lives to make us a game, no matter how good it is. All our support for the studio and see you in 2023! We remind you that REPLACED is expected on PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S.