Barely 2 months before its release, Syberia 3 has been delayed from its initial release date of 1st December to Q1 2017. The delay was announced recently by Elliot Grassiano, Vice President of Microids who are responsible for developing the game.
In his statement, Elliot said:
After the unprecedented excitement we have seen for this game…we decided to bring even more depth to Kate Walker’s new adventure. We are aware that fans around the world are eager to embody Kate Walker again but we need additional time to provide them with an adventure that can live up to their expectations in this fascinating universe created by Benoit Sokal.
Benoit Sokal, the designer of the Syberia franchise himself expressed disappointment over the delay but assured fans that this will only end up resulting in a better product once the game is eventually released.
I am obviously disappointed that Syberia 3 is delayed because we would like to release our games as soon as the storyline is written, but I’m also relieved that Microids has taken the decision to postpone the game’s launch because it is essential to offer players the best gaming experience possible.
The delay is mainly to add more cinematics, optional narrative sequences as well as more voice-over languages including French, Russian and German besides English.
Syberia 3 was originally announced back in 2009 with a release planned for 2014/2015, 10 years after the release of Syberia 2. Since its first announcement, the game has been shelved and then brought back to life multiple times thanks to the loyal fan base.
No fixed date besides the Q1 2017 window has been specified yet although the platform choice remains the same and Syberia 3 will be releasing on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
Earlier this year, Microids released a trailer for Syberia 3 showcasing its development.