Modus Games kicked off October 14, 2020 with a rather large Cris Tales delay. The RPG, which blends the past, present, and future together with a time-traveling mechanic, won’t be out on November 17, 2020 as planned. Instead, it has a new and more general release window of 2021.
Carlos Rocha Silva, Dreams Uncorporated and SYCK CEO, offered something of a more complete explanation going over why Cris Tales won’t appear as planned. Essentially, the team wants to address fan feedback from the demos to fix any potential issues. And, since this is a small team, it’s a lot of work to get done. As Silva put it:
We are a very small video game development studio located in the city of Bucaramanga, Colombia. Cris Tales is the biggest project we have ever worked on, and we want to get it right. As you probably know, most areas and people in the game must be created at least three times, if not more to show the different past, present and futures. So, in a way, it’s like developing three different video games at the same time. Three video games that must be impeccable so that we can deliver all the magic we have in our soul to all of you.
At least in the meantime, people do have options to test it out. While the Cris Tales delay does halt access to the full game, a free demo is available on platforms like the Nintendo eShop and PlayStation Store.
There’s also an updated trailer, which gives people a look at the game and reminds them it will be out next year.
The Cris Tales delay will push the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC, and Google Stadia game into 2021. There will be a Reddit AMA for the game on October 16, 2020 at 12pm PT/3pm ET/9pm CET.