It has been two years since the announcement of Spelunky 2, and since then, there have been very few updates on the game from developer Mossmouth. That was until today, when Mossmouth announced that the game won’t be ready by the end of 2019.
Developer Derek Yu took to Twitter to break the bad news, stating “Unfortunately, I don’t think we’re going to get to release Spelunky 2 this year. Development is still going well and we’re not far off target, but the density and detail of the game is demanding more time.” He also apologised for the lack of communication, stating it was due to them working on the game. He further went on to promise that there will be more updates in future and that the team is hard at work.
Spelunky 2 is a sequel to the hit 2008 indie title, Spelunky. It was originally slated for a 2018 release when it was announced at Paris Games Week back in 2017. It was later delayed to 2019, and now it has been pushed back to an unknown date.
Although Yu never stated when the game will release, many believe that it maybe sometime in 2020. Yu did say that when they have a release date, they will be sure to provide fans with an update. It seems that they are very excited about the game and are adding more and more detail to make it the best experience possible.
Though this news may make some people sad, better to delay a game than release a broken one. Spelunky 2 is set to release on the PC and PS4, with reported Xbox One and Nintendo Switch versions also in the works.
What do you think of Spelunk 2’s delay?