In Submerged, the upcoming title from Uppercut Games, two siblings, Miku and Taku, are trapped in a flooded city full of mystery and intrigue. It may be a watery treasure trove of secrets and adventure but Miku has one primary goal; to nurse Taku (who has fallen sick) back to full health.
Previously, Uppercut Games revealed that Submerged would be coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC this Summer, but there was no mention of the mobile version. So it’s not particularly surprising to hear that the mobile version of Submerged has been delayed – but Uppercut insists it’s for the better.
Submerged Mobile Delayed + Remote Play
In the monthly Uppercut Games newsletter, the developer says that “it is important that [Submerged] is available to everyone, regardless of the platform that they’re on” and that they have “always been very bold in our philosophy to develop for optimal performance and controls on every platform that we release our games on”. Getting the most out of PC, PS4 and Xbox One is easy given that they use similar controls, but with mobile devices it’s understandably a little more tricky.
As such, the dev has delayed Submerged on mobile platforms with the following explanation
“Our fans looking to play Submerged on mobile will have to wait a bit longer. But we assure you that getting the PC and console games out first and the extra time in mobile development will make the mobile version better than we could otherwise offer you. We owe it to ourselves as developers and to you as gamers to push the limits and bring something of the highest quality to mobile instead of treating it like a lesser version of the PC or console. Mobile deserves quality too!”
It’s not all bad news from the Submerged team, however, as a post on their development blog revealed that “Remote Play is good to go” and so that tentative ‘summer 2015’ release date seems to be fast approaching.
Do you plan on getting the mobile version of Submerged? Are you ok with the delay, as long as it makes the game better? Leave a comment and let us know.