Developer Fool’s Theory and Publisher 11 bit studios have announced a delay to The Thaumaturge, pushing the game back a further 2 weeks. It’s not the first delay for the isometric RPG, though the reasons for this latest delay are slightly more peculiar than your typical “needs a bit more polish” justification.
Making a statement to their official Steam page, The Thaumaturge is now planning to release on March 4, 2024 due to “February’s busy launch period” despite the game being “complete”. It’s not a completely unreasonable stance to take, as the game was releasing within the same period as titles like Tomb Raider I-III Remastered, Skull & Bones, Mario vs. Donkey Kong, Sons Of The Forest, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake, and Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. However, the new release date isn’t necessarily getting The Thaumaturge all that much further away from these releases. And in the case of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, it’s now releasing after that juggernaut rather than getting ahead of it.
The full statement can be found below:
“We’re happy to share that the game is now complete, and numerous reviewers have it already in their hands. At the same time, taking February’s busy launch period into account and the opening for a better release window, we’ve decided to take this opportunity to give The Thaumaturge more breathing room so it receives the attention we believe it deserves.
We want you to have enough time to enjoy the game in full, and we feel that the current release window is not the perfect moment for it. With that in mind, we are moving the launch date to March 4th, 2024.
The additional time we’re getting will be used to polish the game further so that your journey through the streets of 1905 Warsaw is even more enjoyable.
We truly can’t wait for you to play it, and thank you for your patience!”