Life is Strange: Remastered Collection has been pushed back to early 2022

The date is moving to alleviate some pressure on the team

The next entry in the Life is Strange series is set to arrive next month, and today the development team reaffirmed that’s the case. The accompanying remasters, though, will be taking a little extra time.

Today, the Life is Strange team confirmed that it’s delaying Life is Strange: Remastered Collection into early 2022. This shift is due to the ongoing challenges of the worldwide pandemic. They’re hoping this will alleviate some pressure on development by providing more time between the launch of Life is Strange: True Colors and Life is Strange: Remastered Collection.

Life is Strange: True Colors, meanwhile, is still on track for a Sept. 10 launch. The team also confirmed that the Life is Strange: Wavelengths DLC, starring Before the Storm‘s Steph Gingrich, will launch on Sept. 30, 2021.

They also confirm that anyone who buys the Life is Strange: True Colors Ultimate Edition will still get dual entitlement to the two Life is Strange: Remastered Collection games when they launch in 2022.

As much as I’d love to revisit the original Life is Strange and get around to playing Before the Storm, this sounds like it’s the right move for the team. Launching one game is already one task, but adding on a remastered collection and DLC later in the month is a tall order.

I’m eager to see what Deck Nine does with its own new installment in the Life is Strange series, and so I’m happy they’re taking a little extra time to make sure it all comes together well. Besides, the summer and fall are starting to fill up with games fast. Locking in a neat remaster for sometime in 2022 sounds good to me.

Life is Strange: True Colors will launch for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia on Sept. 10, 2021.

Eric Van Allen