Witchfire Delayed to 2023 Due to Core Experience Redesign

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Players eager to play the upcoming Witchfire game, developed by The Astronauts, may be disappointed as Witchfire is delayed to 2023. The long-awaited game has been delayed from its planned Early Access release from 2022 to 2023 due to the team’s decision to “go back to the drawing board” and redesign the game’s core experience. 

In a post on the game’s official page, developers of Witchfire, The Astronauts, announced,

“To be clear, Witchfire is still a rogue-lite dark fantasy first-person shooter. That did not and will not change. But the way the player experiences the world has changed significantly. We’ve upgraded combat and exploration from arena style to semi-open world style, and that took time.”

While it’s disappointing to see the game’s release date pushed back even further, it’s good to see that the team is taking the time to make sure Witchfire is the best game it can be.

What Is Causing the Delay in Witchfire?

The change in Witchfire from an arena style to an open world means that players will have much more freedom to explore than before. Since the game was announced in 2017, it has been a highly anticipated shooter; however, moving to a much more story-driven and semi-open world setting will push the delivery back. 

While the exact date of Witchfire’s Early Access has not been confirmed, The Astronauts stated in the official blog,

“We are now aiming for early 2023.” 

Of course, this is all subject to change and could end up being earlier or later, depending on how the development process goes. However, one thing is certain; Witchfire’s delay until 2023 gives players the best overall experience possible when they can finally get their hands on Witchfire.

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