Hyper Light Drifter’s Wii U and PS Vita Versions Cancelled; Refunds/Exchanges Offered

on September 9, 2016 7:32 AM

Released earlier this year on PC and later for PS4 and Xbox One, the acclaimed indie title Hyper Light Drifter has been noted for its intense difficulty and stylish visuals, while two of the game’s intended ports have been cancelled by the developer.

In an update to Kickstarter backers from developer Alex Preston (of the independent company Heart Machine), Preston provided a video explaining that the previously-announced Wii U and PS Vita versions of the game have officially been cancelled.

Specifically, Preston cited issues with his health (which presented complications during development of the game) and issues with the game’s engine, which Preston explained would have to rebuilt from scratch for both platforms.

Despite both versions being cancelled, Preston also explained that Kickstarter backers that opted for either the Wii U or PS Vita version of the game will be able to exchange for the PS4, Xbox One, or PC versions, or request a full refund for the title.

Hyper Light Drifter is available now for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, and Linux – the previously-announced Wii U and PS Vita versions have now been cancelled.

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