Today, developer Ninja Theory revealed via a new update video that Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (which never had a firm release date or window) will be coming sometime in 2017 on PS4 and PC.
In the video, Ninja Theory cites a plethora of reasons for the delay in production. The first reason is that the developer earlier this year had a project cancelled, and when this happened it took some time to sort everything out. Second, the developed cited that it had the “rare opportunity” to work with Epic Games and other teams on performance capture technology, and help push the industry forward in this regard. Lastly, Ninja Theory mentions that progress on the game has not moved as quickly as it had hoped. With the game being made independently, the team is offered the luxury of making decisions on its own, and one of these decisions is not to rush the game out.
The video goes on to acknowledge the fact that the game seems like it’s taking forever, and that’s because the studio announced the game so early in its development. The reason for this is the developer wanted to take fans on the journey of the game through all stages of prodcution. Further, it mentions that if Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice went the traditional publisher model route, it probably wouldn’t have announced the game until about now.
Below, you can check out the new video: