Another delay for the Digi-tactics game
Digimon Survive will be pushed back again into a new year. Today, Toei Animation and Bandai Namco confirmed that Digimon Survive has been delayed into 2022.
There were hints this might happen due to a financial report spotted earlier this year, but today brings official confirmation of the delay. In a message from Digimon Survive game producer Kazumasa Habu, he detailed why the game has been delayed again from its 2021 target.
“Our original goal was to launch Digimon Survive in 2021,” wrote Habu. “However, due to the need to allocate more time to development, it is necessary to move the game’s release date to 2022. While this decision hasn’t been an easy one, we want to make sure we use this extra time to enhance the quality of the game.”
For those keeping track at home, Digimon Survive has now been delayed three times: from 2019 to 2020, then again into 2021, and now into the year 2022. Along the way, there have been plenty of strange development non-updates, too.
Whenever we do actually see Digimon Survive launch, it seems like it’ll be a pretty interesting take on the Digimon formula. It’s a tactics game with some visual novel thrown in, and story choices can impact the evolution of your monsters alongside your ending.
This is hopefully the last delay we’ll see of it, though after three delays, I’m just hoping the developers are doing okay. Digimon Survive will have my attention whenever it launches. We’ll see if this launches in 2022, and even more hopefully after that, the creators get some deserved rest and relaxation.