Vampyr delayed into early 2018

Developer DontNod has confirmed that its upcoming horror/RPG title Vampyr has been delayed a bit out of its previous November, 2017 release window into Spring, 2018.

The delay was confirmed via a press release sent out by publisher Focus Home Interactive, and DontNod’s CEO himself, Oskar Guilbert, provided an explanation for why Vampyr’s launch date had to be pushed back:

“Delaying the release of a project you hold dear is always a tough decision. However, we believe that meeting a deadline should never compromise quality. We were still convinced just a few weeks ago that we would be able to release Vampyr this year. Unfortunately, a technical issue - now solved - has set our teams' schedule back at the end of the development.”

The silver lining is that the delay will allow DontNod to add some additional polish to Vampyr, a game in which players take on the role of a doctor-turned-vampire in 20th century London. While Vampyr will naturally allow players to prowl the city streets and feast on hapless victims, it will also force them to address the consequences of their actions since the game’s in-depth morality and AI systems will cause London’s resident to react either positively or negatively to the player’s behavior.

When Vampyr does launch in Spring, 2018, it will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.