Oxenfree II: Lost Signals, previously set for a 2022 release, won’t see the light of day until 2023.
It’s not the first time this mystery adventure has been delayed. Shortly after it was announced it would hit the PlayStation, developer Night School Studio announced it had been pushed from 2021 to 2022. Now, Oxenfree II: Lost Signals has been given a new, similarly vague 2023 release.
The game was available to play, or a part of it, during the 2022 Tribeca Games Festival, so it’s not that people, public and press alike, haven’t had a taste of the game. But, according to Night School, “to make Oxenfree II truly special and add more localisations, we’re moving our release window to 2023.”
We’ve often said we can live with delays, particularly if it means developers don’t have to deal with the dreaded crunch. But we are a little disappointed, given how great the original Oxenfree was. We described it as an “unsettling and ultimately very touching coming of age story”.
We could say more but we don’t want to spoil things if you’ve not played the original. The good news is that Netflix has re-released the game on mobile. Why Netflix? Because the company purchased Night School Studio in 2021. So if you’re a subscriber you can play the original adventure free.
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— Night School Studio (@nightschoolers) September 24, 2022
Oxenfree II: Lost Signals should arrive on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch and PC next year. Well, unless there’s a third delay.