This article was updated on 11/20/20 with revised target platform details
Smilegate Entertainment has announced a delay for the Xbox console-exclusive shooter CrossfireX.
The game was originally slated to launch this year on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S, but will now arrive in 2021.
The tactical shooter’s online component is in development at Smilegate, while CrossfireX’s campaign is being developed by studio Control Remedy.
“After extensive deliberation, and given the challenges the Smilegate development team is facing due to Covid-19, we have made the difficult decision to delay the release of CrossfireX to 2021,” Smilegate noted Thursday.
“Moving our release will allow us to deliver the console-based Crossfire experience that our team set out to create. We will have more to share in the future.
An Xbox One CrossfireX beta was held in June, giving participants early access to several maps and modes featured in online play.
CrossfireX was originally announcement as “coming to console first”, suggesting that a PC version could also be on the cards for the game, which is published by Microsoft.
Delays for several projects have been announced in recent weeks, including Cyberpunk 2077, The Medium, Destruction All Stars, Kerbal Space Program 2, Twelve Minutes, Last Stop, and The Artful Escape.