The visually stunning indie platformer Ori and the Blind Forest has been delayed by developer Moon Studios today.
Delays are never fun, and this one is particularly unfortunate as it has been one of the top indie games to keep an eye on for this holiday season. Sometimes a delay is the best thing that can happen though, as you don’t want to rush something out that may dissatisfy your fans. Desiring to add some extra polish to the game, the team thought it be best to move the release back to early 2015.
Here is what Moon Studios posted on the Ori and the Blind Forest website today:
Dear Ori Fans,
While we’re extremely excited for all of you to get your hands on Ori and the Blind Forest as soon as possible, we made the decision together with our partners at Microsoft Studios that we’ll need just a little more time in order to add a final layer of polish to – what we hope – will be an unforgettable gaming experience.
So far, we’ve given you small glimpses of Ori at E3, Gamescom and Tokyo Game Show and we’re looking forward to inviting you on this journey when we’ll be releasing Ori and the Blind Forest Early 2015 exclusively for Xbox One and PC.
Moon Studios wants to thank all the Ori and the Blind Forest fans out there for their continued encouragement and their amazing support.
I’ll take a little extra wait for that extra polish any day, especially when it means that this game can look even better than it already does. Ori and the Blind Forest will be coming your way early next year on Xbox One and PC.