11 Bit Studios has announced that the Nintendo Switch version of RPG-roguelike Children of Morta is being delayed, now scheduled for release in November.
Roguelike dungeon crawler Children of Morta arrived on PC in September, with plans to spread onto consoles this month.
However, the Nintendo Switch version of the game is proving to be a bigger task than anticipated for the team at Dead Mage and 11 Bit Studios, who have pushed back the Switch release until November 20th.
In an open letter to players, the Children of Morta team apologised for the delay, but insisted that it was necessary in order to put out the best product they could make.
The letter also reassures us that the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game will be releasing as scheduled on October 15th. You can read the full letter below.
To the players and our fans,
Spending 5 years creating a game is exhausting. Spending 5 years creating a game and then having to delay it — that’s just brutal — but when you’re aiming for excellence and you know it’s within your grasp, you just do it. Such is the case with Children of Morta on the Nintendo Switch. We still have a couple of kinks to work out and are pushing for quality over anything else. The community may forgive us for the delay, but forgiveness won’t come so easily if we release a game that’s not working perfectly. As delivering the best performance is our highest priority, we are simply delaying the game to November 20th to allow ourselves the time we need. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 releases are going as planned on the 15th of October.
At 11 bit studios, there is no space for compromise when it comes to quality. For players, it means a bit more of a wait. For us, a bit more hard work which we’re glad to do because, in the end, we all have the same goal — a fantastic game.
Dead Mage & 11 bit studios
Children of Morta is currently available on PC via Steam. It will be arriving on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 15th, and Nintendo Switch on November 20th.
Check out our video review for Children of Morta below.