Ubisoft’s The Settlers has been delayed indefinitely just two weeks before it was intended to launch.
The eighth entry in the real-time strategy series, and the first since 2010, was due to be released on March 17 after years in development. But Ubisoft announced on its official Twitter page (below) today that the reboot had been delayed.
Ubisoft Düsseldorf, the studio behind The Settlers, said it had decided in response to feedback obtained from January’s closed beta.
Hello dear “The Settlers” fans, we would like to share an important update with you. pic.twitter.com/zxEXZS2pme
— The Settlers (@TheSettlersEN) March 3, 2022
“As we went through this feedback, it became clear to our team that the quality wasn’t yet in line with the team’s vision,” the developers write. “Therefore, we took the decision to postpone the launch of the game to a later date.”
“The additional time will be used to further improve the game and push quality as our main priority for all our players.”
The Settlers was first announced in August 2018 but soon went quiet, only rearing its head again once or twice in the last three and a half years.
The Snowdrop Engine developed game aims to reboot the nearly three-decade-old franchise and features a story-driven campaign, single and multiplayer modes for up to eight players, and three playable factions.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale.