Xbox console exclusive Replaced that was planned to launch this year has been delayed to 2023.
Thunderful have today announced that Replaced is being pushed to 2023. The dev team and publisher revealed that part of the dev team are set in Ukraine and due to the ongoing war in the country, the development has been heavily impacted, which is why they need to delay the game to 2023.
Here is their statement:
"Today, we are making a difficult decision to delay Replaced until 2023. The Belarusian based studio working on the game, Sad Cat Studios, has a team of talented developers from Belarus and Ukraine. Unfortunately, the continued war in Ukraine has heavily impacted the development of Replaced, as most of the team resides in the neighbouring regions. "
"The priority for Sad Cat was for the safety of the team and their families. As a result, part of the team has now relocated and work has only recently restarted on Replaced."
"Publisher Coatsink, parent company Thunderful and developer Sad Cat Studios have decided to move the release to 2023 to ensure that the game is in the best state it can possibly be."
Replaced was announced at last year's Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase and will be coming to PC, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.