Demo Release Pushed Back to June 28th
Backers for Koji Igarashi’s highly anticipated Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night received an unfortunate update in their mailboxes this morning. From the backer e-mail Koji Igarashi informed backers that the demo would be delayed until June 28th due to bugs that were encountered during the E3 gameplay demo on presentation there. The transcript of the email can be read below:
“In regards to the Backer Beta Demo for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, our launch date has changed from June 21st to June 28th. We sincerely apologize for this delay.
We showcased the demo at E3, but after watching many people play the demo, we found a couple of bugs that we want to fix and several adjustments we wanted to make in order to deliver a better beta experience.
We were very busy supporting the demo for E3, and we have been working all the way up to today’s release date to try to avoid pushing it back, but we were not quite able to complete the work that needs to be done to make the beta experience a great one for backers. As a result, we are forced to delay from the promised date, and we are very sorry. Please continue to look forward to the beta a little longer, and thank you for your patience. – IGA
Roberto Angel-Corlux from 505 games also gave a personalized apology to backers that may have taken time off from work to sit down with the demo.
Hello everyone, Roberto (Angel-Corlux) here from 505 Games. As Iga just described, unfortunately we’re going to need to delay the Beta Backer Demo until June 28th, 2018 due to the above mentioned reasons. ArtPlay and 505 are a team and as such, we’d also like to apologize to you for this unexpected delay.
We know it sucks to not have your hands on the demo yet, but we hope you’ll lend us your understanding as we work to make sure the demo is the best experience for you all.
One advantage that will come of this is that the feedback you all will provide will not focus on some of the common issues we ran into with the E3 2018 build.
Again, we really regret not being able to deliver the Beta Backer Demo on time to you, and we are immensely appreciative of your patience and understanding.
A special ‘extra’ apology goes out to those among you who may have taken a day off to really dig into the demo. Please come talk to us in the usual places, Twitter, Discord, Forums, etc., and feel free to ask any questions you may have. As always, we want to be honest and straightforward with you, thanks again everyone for your patience.”
While the delay is unfortunate, the bug fixes will surely be welcomed. At the very least this shows the game is being handled carefully, and the project is in some pretty good hands.
What do you think of this delay? Did you back the project and were looking forward to checking out the demo today, or do you not mind waiting until June 28th to check it out? Let us know in the comments below!