Due to Russia''s invasion of Ukraine, Belarusian-based Sat Cat Studio has been forced to postpone its upcoming game, Replaced.
Both in Belarus and Ukraine, Sad Cat Studios has a team of project managers.
"The priority for Sad Cat was for the safety of the team and their families." Part of the team has now relocated, and work has only recently restarted on Replaced," the studio said in a tweet.
"We are continuing to do everything we can to match the quality you''ve come to expect from the trailer, but we are putting the emphasis on both the physical and mental health of the developers by not forcing the original deadlines that have been unexpectedly impacted."
Belarus has also been punished by much of the rest of the world for assisting Russia in the conflict.
It''s unclear if sanctions will impact Sat Cat''s ability to play.
Replaced was announced at E3 2021 as an Xbox and PC exclusive title, which was also due to be released on Xbox Game Pass on the day of launch.
Sad Cat is a host of studios in the country that have been forced to postpone their games because to the war. Last week, GSC Game World claimed that its development of Stalker 2 had resumed after initially pausing in March.