Released on PC last month, Chernobylite is due to hit PS4 and Xbox One in September.
However, its release date has been postponed by a few weeks. Originally meant to be hitting consoles physically and digitally on 7th September, Chernobylite will now be arriving on those formats on 28th September.
In a press release circulated via email today, CEO of publisher All in! Games Piotr Żygadło says the delay is due to “unforeseen issues with the console build”. He continues, “We want to make sure we always deliver projects that are in excellent shape and pushing Chernobylite’s console release date back a few weeks will allow us to accomplish that. We appreciate everyone’s patience while we take the time to get this right.”
While a delay is always unfortunate, in many circumstances it’s necessary. And with working conditions being what they have over the last 18 months thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic, delays have become more commonplace than ever. With many teams still working remotely, it means some aspects of development ultimately take longer, and so release windows need to be pushed back.
In the case of Chernobylite, however, the delay is only three weeks. So if you’ve been waiting to get your hands on the console version of the game, you’ll still have it in just over a month.
It’s worth the wait, too. Our time with the PC version gave us a glimpse of an intriguing, unsettling world, set in a photo-scanned version of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. For anyone with a fascination of the Chernobyl disaster, it’s a must-play. If you really don’t want to wait until 28th September, it’s available on PC now.
Give the new trailer a watch below. We’ll have more on Chernobylite closer to its console release date.