Praey for the Gods has been delayed to 2018, confirms developer No Matter Studios. The game, which has been described as Shadow of the Colossus with a female protagonist, was initially slated to release in 2017.
Praey for the Gods also made it onto our list of games with female protagonists we are looking forward to this year.
Praey for the Gods Release Date Delayed
In the latest edition of the Praey for the Gods newsletter, developer No Matter Studios explains why its game has been pushed to 2018. “Our hope was to have the Closed Alpha done earlier, however we felt it was necessary to include a number of features now that we had slotted for later releases, including a new onboarding area for players,” says the studio, adding that it was “worth prioritizing” an area that got players comfortable with the game’s mechanics.
The developer is seeing the “light at the end of the tunnel” for the Praey for the Gods closed alpha, but “it’s become obvious to us that we need to push out the PFTG Closed Alpha and full release into 2018.” The developer goes on to explain that once the closed alpha has been released, it estimates that taking on that addressing feedback ready for the full release will take around 6-9 months.
No Matter Studios seems quite confident that the delay will pay off, though, as the developer also details further tweaks that it is making to Praey for the Gods gameplay features. This includes “doing a substantial amount of tuning on controls, climbing, and combat” and making the camera more smooth when following the player.
There’s also a new feature called ‘climb jump’ which allows players to jump backwards off a wall. Although this sounds like a small feature, “having this ability allows us to improve and expand on platforming elements, especially in caves,” writes the developer.
Praey for the Gods is one ambitious game and is carrying a lot of expectations from Shadow of the Colossus fans as well as those looking for a new, female-led adventure. Hopefully, the delay into 2018 will give No Matter Studios more than enough time to get it right.
Praey for the Gods is aiming for a 2018 release on Windows PC, Mac, PS4 and Xbox One.
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