Tacoma, the sci-fi “walking simulator” set aboard a derelict space station has just been delayed.
The game’s developer Fullbright had originally planned to launch the game on PC, Xbox One and PS4 in 2016. It released an announcement today stating that the game is delayed and that its release has been pushed back to Spring 2017.
The studio had previously cancelled console versions of Gone Home to work full time on Tacoma.
Here’s what they wrote:
As you may have noticed, we haven’t released a lot of new info about the game in the last few months– and that’s because, after we did our big unveiling last summer we sent out a playtest build to a bunch of fellow developers we trust, took a long hard look at their feedback and our own feelings on where we were at, and decided to reexamine and rework a number of the core assumptions we’d held about the game. How would gravity really work on a deep-space facility like Tacoma? What are we trying to say about the function and implications of Augmented Reality– and how does the player interact meaningfully with the story content in the game, in a fundamentally different way than anything we’ve worked on before?
We dove in and took this job seriously, redefining a number of elements that really needed it. It’s been an important process (and we’ve recently sent out another playtest, the response to which has made our months of deep-structure soul-searching feel very worth it) but it’s also taken time… time that would’ve otherwise been devoted to getting the game further on toward being finished and shipped. So, long story short, we’ve had to push out our original schedule. We’d originally planned mid-to-late 2016, so we’re giving ourselves an additional 6+ months, to land in Spring 2017. We’re currently polishing up a sample of our newly-minted alterations to the core game into something showable that we’ll be showing the world this coming summer. Thank you again for all your support & commitment to what we do… we can’t wait to show you more of the new face of Tacoma. We’ve got some very exciting stuff in store…
We’ll keep you updated on Tacoma as more news surfaces.