BigBen and Frogwares announced that their upcoming detective horror The Sinking City has been delayed to 27 June 2019. The decision has been made to avoid the overcrowded February release window and further polish and improve the game.
If you were looking forward to unveiling the secrets and mysteries of New England's floods and the madness that succumbed its citizens, you'll be disappointed to hear that the publisher BigBen and the developer Frogwares have announced that the Lovecraftian horror The Sinking City has been delayed.
The game was originally scheduled to release in just a couple of weeks - 21 March 2019, but due to the "massive overload" of AAA games in February 2019 the decision has been made to push the game back to 27 June 2019.
According to the announcement, the developers will spend the extra time on minor improvements and optimisation to make The Sinking City "a little bit better".
Looking at February and March 2019 releases, it's not hard to notice why BigBen and Frogwares decided to delay their title. Games like Metro Exodus, Anthem, Far Cry: New Dawn, Devil May Cry 5 and the upcoming The Division 2 are the heavy hitters that will certainly attract the attention of many players.
For smaller releases such as The Sinking City, it wouldn't be an easy task to find its place in such an overcrowded time-frame. On the other hand, June and July 2019 are currently reserved for just a few games with Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled leading the pack as the biggest title.
If you're unfamiliar with The Sinking City, BigBen and Frogwares describe their creation as an investigation game set in a vast open world of the half-submerged city of Oakmont.
Players will take control of the private investigator who tries to discover the cause of the mysterious events that brought the city to the brink of collapse. The devs promise that each case can be solved in a number of ways, with different endings depending on the actions and choices players made throughout the game.
The Sinking City is releasing on PC, Xbox One and Play Station 4.