This War of Mine developer 11 bit studios has announced that the release of Frostpunk 2 will be delayed for an optimal launch experience. The decision came after the game’s beta received positive feedback, with an average rating of eight out of 10. The studio expressed gratitude for the feedback but stated that they wanted to prioritize adding new features to the game to ensure the best possible experience at launch.

While acknowledging that the news of the delay may be disappointing to fans, the studio emphasized the importance of delivering a complete and polished game on day one. The new release date for Frostpunk 2 is now set for 20th September, with plans to launch on PC Games Pass as previously announced.

In the meantime, 11 bit studios is working on exciting new additions to the game, including enhancements to game mechanics, UI & UX improvements, and a new city feature called Zoom Stories. The studio is confident that the additional time will allow them to create a game that meets the expectations of players and delivers a compelling gaming experience.

The Eurogamer team has been following the development of Frostpunk 2 closely and is looking forward to the new direction the game is taking. According to Bertie, the primary threat in Frostpunk 2 is no longer the weather, but the people themselves. Managing societal challenges and ensuring the survival of the city will be key to success in the game.

Overall, while the delay of Frostpunk 2 may be disappointing for fans, it is ultimately a decision made with the goal of delivering a high-quality and immersive gaming experience. By taking the time to add new features and improvements, 11 bit studios aims to create a game that will be worth the wait and provide players with a truly unforgettable experience.