Frogwares announced that their detective adventure game Sherlock Holmes Chapter One has been delayed on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One until later. In a statement shared by the developer, the team will need more time to work on these versions of the game.
However, they clarified that they are still moving forward with a release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC this fall. An exact release date has not been provided. The decision came after extensive testing and discussion between QA, team leads, and the heads of the studio. Internally, the move is seen to benefit players with a better quality game all around and the dev team, who will now be focusing on shipping for three platforms instead of five.
Communications manager and Frogwares Sergey Oganesyan shares in a statement, “We have a release date trailer all locked in and scheduled to air on Thursday, 16th of September, but we wanted to tell players now that the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game won’t be part of this first launch. We’d rather be open with you about it now than have it appear out of the blue, hidden at the end of an announcement or a trailer.
We understand some players will be upset about this news, but we made the decision with you first in mind. So rest assured, we are not canceling these versions. We only need more time and a little breathing room for our team to wrap these up properly. We are talking a few weeks at most, but this is still to be seen.”
The developer plans to announce a release date alongside 7 minutes of gameplay on September 16.
We’ll keep you updated on the release of Sherlock Holmes Chapter One.
In case you missed it, check out the reveal trailer.
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