Lunar Software has today revealed that their upcoming horror title, Routine, will once again be delayed.
The game, which is closely approaching a 5 year development cycle, will now be pushed back from a March release to a release of an undisclosed date. Whilst not giving a specific date for the delayed release, Lunar Software did state that they “don’t expect the delay to add more than a month or two [to the release] and when we next update, we promise to finally give you a clear release date with a game that we are proud of.” – [source]
With the game being first announced at Gamescom 2012 and then delayed twice from its original December 2016 release, those of us who have been following the game’s progress may feel a little bit exhausted. Although the delays are preferable to releasing an unfinished or unpolished product.
“You have waited almost 5 years for Routine, and we want to make sure that what we give you in the end is nothing short of the best we can give you. We’re genuinely sorry to announce this small delay, but we feel like the last thing we want to do is disappoint all of the people that [have] given us their love, support and kindness, by releasing something that didn’t feel complete.”
“We only get to release Routine once, and we want to make sure we do it right.”
For those seeking more information on Routine or other horror titles releasing throughout 2017, check out our ‘Year of the Horror‘ feature.