Chernobylite, the survival horror game developed by The Farm 51, was just released on PC and later on Xbox Series X | S reset to Q2 2021. The teams want to improve their title before it is released by improving the synchronization and overall translation. You’ll also use the extra time to add content and new features.
In a long online press release, the studio gives the reasons for this decision:
Why is this good news? Well, because our plans have gained momentum. We decided to postpone the initial release and not focus on adding content after launch – and the main reason for this decision is to be able to translate the game into more languages than expected.
In order to, Chernobylite will be fully playable in Chinese, Italian, Japanese, and Portuguese – it’s all about the UI and subtitles. The other versions have been improved. The icing on the cake, the Russian and English dubbing were newly recorded by professionals. But that’s not all, as the developers who don’t take care of this translation work can expand the game further. As a result, some content originally planned in DLC will be available upon launch!
This postponement to the second quarter of 2021 indirectly enables the creation of new content and the addition of gameplay elements that were originally planned as expansions. This means that the final version of Chernobylite will be larger and more complete, which will enrich the experience and make life more comfortable.
A new area, new weapons and enemies are added. Collaboration with other characters in the game will be expanded and many gameplay fixes will be made. The studio made it clear that for those who supported the title in early access through Kickstarter or Steam, everything would be free.
As a reminder, you can dive into the confines of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone on PC first before launching a release on Xbox Series X | later in the year S publish.