Vampyr has been delayed by DontNod and will now release sometime in 2018. The studio released a statement today, citing that it needs to fine tune some development aspects prior to launch.
Originally, the game was set to release in November of this year, and we got some extensive gameplay during E3. It's a stark difference between the studio's last game, Life is Strange, and is set during turn of the century England during the Spanish Flu.
"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. This delay allows us enough time for all the polishing and balancing phase, much needed for a game of Vampyr's scope, with its ambitious, semi-open world, its complex narrative and deep RPG mechanics that give players a real impact on the world."
Vampyr will see us play as a doctor who becomes infected with a mutated strand of the flu, causing him to become a vampire. He must fight his moral coded and decide whether to kill people to survive, or help them as a doctor. It is possible to complete the game without killing anyone, but it will be very difficult seeing as you need blood to survive.
We'll have to wait until 2018 to get our hands on it now, let us know what you think below.