Bandai Namco has pushed the release of its Dark Souls-esque action RPG Code Vein out of 2018.
The decision to push the game into 2019 has been taken to give the development team additional time to ensure that “the final product delivers on the expectations set amongst media and fans.”
“Code Vein has received an enormous amount of positive feedback from eager fans who have received hands-on time with in-development versions of the game over the past nine months,” Hervé Hoerdt, Vice President Marketing and Digital at Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe, said. “Armed with knowledge of how well the game has already been received, we made the decision to postpone the release of Code Vein to further refine its gameplay in an effort to exceed the expectations fans already have of the title. It was a difficult decision to make, but we feel it is the correct one.”
The publisher notes that this delay means the game will no longer be playable at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany this August.
Code Vein is in development for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.