Goodbye Volcano High Postponed For Two Months
I was thinking that this week we did not get any delays, but oh boy, was I wrong. The game that is going to be delayed for a bit is Goodbye Volcano High.
As announced by KO_OP, Goodbye Volcano High is going to be delayed for two months, so instead of the previously planned date of June 15th, 2023, the game will now launch on August 29th, 2023. A little bit over two months. Once it comes out, it will be available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC (via Steam).
As bittersweet as it sounds, here is the full message coming from KO_OP:
“The reality is that, with our current workload, we could not have met our June launch date without significant cuts to the quality and scope of the game. This would mean delivering something much different than what we’ve envisioned and worked toward. We don’t want to release anything less than the best version of the game we have been making throughout our development cycle.
Plus, we’re a studio that prides itself on avoiding crunch. Meeting our original launch date would require our team to work nights, weekends and early mornings to ship and risk burning people out.
This delay also moves our launch date out of a very busy June release calendar, opening us up to more incredible opportunities, and gives the game a greater chance of success.
I know this isn’t the easiest thing to hear—it is a difficult thing for us to do. Goodbye Volcano High is a really special project for us and everyone on our team has done incredible work on this game. We need a bit more time to make sure all that work really shines! We’ve been so honoured to hear such a positive response to our demo. Soon, we’ll be premiering another public demo and we hope you’ll all have the chance to check it out.
Thank you so much for your understanding—we can’t wait for you to play what we’ve been working on.”
I really like when there are lengthy explanations about delays, do you? What do you think about the news?