An upcoming Xbox console exclusive – both on Xbox One and Xbox Series X – was hit with a significant delay just before its release. Specifically, developer TwistedRed announced that Exomecha – a free-to-play first-person multiplayer shooter slated for release this month – has been postponed to the first quarter of 2022, that is, to the January 1-March 31 window.
In a statement accompanying the news, developer TwistedRed said the delay was due to the team’s desire to ensure the game is of the “best quality” possible. On top of that, the developer also took the opportunity to provide an update on the game’s pre-release testing.
“To provide our players with the best quality and a flawless gaming experience, we have decided to shift our release from August 2021 to the first quarter of 2022,” the statement read. “We want to assure you that the extra time allows our passionate team to refine Exomecha as we have always imagined. As the TwistedRed team, we have been delighted with your support from the very beginning and thank you for your understanding. As for our pre-release testing, we plan to send out private invitations in September, initially it will be on PC only for a faster iteration. Then, when that’s ready, we’ll expand our testing to more people and consoles. “
For those who do not know: Exomecha was first announced in July 2020 during the Xbox Games Showcase pre-show. In March, it got the aforementioned August 2021 release window. In other words, this is a pretty unexpected delay and suggests that something hasn’t quite gone as planned, because it is also a major delay. That said, for now, take this with a grain of salt as this is just speculation.
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