Developer Gato Salvaje announced today that the Celtic action-RPG The Waylanders, which has been in Early Access for over a year, will be delayed until later this year. No specific release date has been revealed, but the Fall release schedule is being targeted.
Gato Salvaje co-founder Fernando Prieto explained the delay in a statement included in the press release.
“We got a little quiet during development in Spring and I want to apologize to the community for that. We’ve been working hard to improve The Waylanders content that’s accessible to players using community feedback and building on the next part of the story. You’ll be hearing more from us on social media and on our Discord in the coming months.”
“Development during Covid has been very challenging, a problem that many indie developers have experienced over the past year. We had to change a lot of our processes and change the way we worked with people outside the studio, like our voice actors. We’ve solved many of these challenges and we feel confident that RPG fans will see the full version of The Waylanders released this fall.”
In other more positive news, Early Access players will benefit from a new update this month that brings full controller support, difficulty options, battle and UI improvements, as well as a selection of new NPC combat barks and lighting improvements across multiple scenarios and cutscenes.
Additionally, Gato has promised to update the content roadmap it plans to ship over the coming months before the game’s full launch.