Deliver Us Mars, originally set for a 2022 release, has been delayed until February of next year.
Deliver Us Mars (insert your own chocolate joke here) is the follow-up to Deliver Us the Moon, which sees your protagonist, Kathy Johannson, crash-landing on Mars. With no obvious way home it’s up to you to complete your mission and, hopefully, avoid a grim Martian demise. You’re accompanied by a companion robot but knowing sci-fi, it may well try to murder you.
However, while the game was set for a September release, hitting PC and console, it’s now been pushed back to February 2nd 2023. In other words, there’s another five months to wait before you can step into Kathy’s astronaut boots and explore the Red Planet. According to developer KeokeN Interactive and publisher:
“It is important to us that this experience is the best it can be at launch. With this in mind, we’ve collectively made the difficult decision to move the release date to 2nd of February 2023 in order to ensure that we are able to live up to that ambition.”
It’s not the most illuminating statement but, on the whole, companies tend not announce precisely why a game’s been delayed, only that it needs more work. The statement concludes by saying that there’ll be a new trailer revealed at the Future Games Show this August 24th.
We loved Deliver Us the Moon, and, reviewing the original version called it “.. a unique exploration game that anyone with a fascination with space will enjoy.” We have high hopes that Deliver Us Mars can match or better its predecessor, so we can wait till February 2nd’s PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X release.
In the meantime, if you’ve yet to tackle Deliver Us the Moon, available on PC, PlayStation and Xbox, why not dive in? It’s received a next-gen patch which makes it an even better looking space-outing. It’s currently better than half-price on Xbox and is one of PlayStation Plus Extra’s library of titles.