A new update posted to the Darkest Dungeon website gives a forecast of what to expect in the coming weeks from the game’s developers over at Red Hook Studios. Linux users will be able to get in on the action, in addition to being more directly accessible on the Mac App Store.
Another focus of the post was revealing more about Town Events.
The aim of Town Events is to add campaign variety and make the Hamlet have more of a personality to it. Some quests will have related events, such as All Saints Day events occurring after completing the “Ruins Gather Holy Relics” quest. The All Saints Day event itself would make Abbey treatment free for the week. You’ll get a hold of these new Town Events in “mid to late May”, according to the post.
The last few things in the update dealt with new projections on the PS4 and Vita release. The Darkest Dungeon developers aimed for a “Late Spring/Early Summer” initial release, but now state that a late July or August timeframe was more likely. Red Hook Studios explained their reasoning for this:
“We want to make sure that all of the Town Event contents we are working on now are solid for inclusion into the console release, as well as making sure it runs like butter and plays well with a controller. Adjusting controls, in particular, is not a quick process. We have a level of quality that we want to ensure in all of our releases and we would rather take some extra time to make it right, rather than rush it out the door.”
The straightforward, yet transparent response at least gives a clear explanation as to why the Playstation versions had to be bumped back a bit. Quality is always important at the end of the day.