Witchfire is a game shooter that fans have been looking forward to after the initial release in December 2017. It''s been approaching five years already, and although we wanted to finally get our hands on it this year, this will unfortunately not happen.
The Astronauts has announced today that it has rescheduled the game''s early access until in early 2023.
In a blog post, the developer revealed that the game''s combat flow from arena-style encounters to more organic open-world combat is significant enough to justify this delay, but the good news is that the feature is "95% implemented."
"It improves the game. It is kind of difficult for me to imagine that the player had not had that freedom before," said creative director Adrian Chmielarz.
"Sure, you may still be trapped by the witch in this or that spot, and some doors will be closed until you find a key, and it might be too dangerous to enter areas closer to the boss before you are ready, but the world is wide open for you to explore in almost any order, and you may both push ahead and retreat as you please."
Chmielarz is aware that the game has not been given a date yet and is optimistic about the new release date. This year, however, there will be no additional gameplay, including new information about the world, stories, and some 2D art during Halloween.
Witchfire, which is reminiscent of Painkiller and Bulletstorm, is taking cues from even more modern games, such as Destiny. It will be an Epic Store exclusive when it opens early access next year.
If you think you recreate the name, give the most recent gameplay footage a look to see why many of us are interested in it.