Developer Mistaken Visions announces the May 24th release date for The Piano
they recently revealed
turned out to be a
mistaken vision. They now say their survival/horror game is expected on June
4th, attributing the setback to "an unexpected technical issue." Here's an
official statement on the topic:
OK, we're going to cut to the chase right away: we've taken the difficult
decision to delay release of The Piano just slightly. The game will now release
on Monday 4th June.
Why? Because game development. At the start of the month, we thought we had a
release candidate. We hit 'build', crossed our fingers, and... something broke.
We found ourselves butting our heads against a last-minute technical problem
that stubbornly refused to back down. By the time we finally managed to fix it,
we were only a couple of weeks out from release, and with barely any time for
So we were left with a tough decision: stick with the 24th May, and run the risk
of shipping a product that didn't meet our high standards... or delay the
release by one week to make sure we could really put the build through its paces
and ensure you get the highest quality game we're capable of. In the end we
decided there was only one sensible option... but then we realised that Weather
Factory's excellent Cultist Simulator is coming out on 31st May, so we went with
the next best thing: Monday 4th June.
We know this isn't the first time we've delayed The Piano. And we know it's
dreadfully last-minute. But having worked on the game for five years, we know we
would always regret rushing out a sub-par product. You deserve better, and
frankly, we should demand better of ourselves. So that's what we're doing. We
hope you understand, and that you're looking forward to playing The Piano at the
start of next month.
Thanks to everyone for your support so far!