Now that the 24-hour embargo mentioned on the Deltarune download page has expired, Toby Fox has made a statement one the “survey” that turned out to be the first chapter of a follow-up to Undertale. In it, he noted that Deltarune is set n a different world with different characters who may look familiar and call to mind the people from the first game. More importantly, Fox noted that the he has not yet started work on the rest of Deltarune, its complexity means it will need a whole team, and the completed game will only have one ending.
Fox said that it wouldn’t be possible to make Deltarune with just his and Temmie Chang’s work. So, Fox will try to make a team. In the response, he said the following reasons were why Deltarune would need more people involved.
Lots of things make this game harder to make than the last time.
– The graphics are much more complicated and don’t play to my strengths (black and white battle graphics were easy…)
– The battle system is much more complicated due to multiple characters (I’ll write about this later)
– The overworld and other sections are more complicated due to multiple characters
– Having multiple main characters is much harder to write especially introducing everyone properly in chapter 1
– The entire town had to be created correctly on the first try to set up properly for the rest of the game
And further things outside of those:
– Trouble starting tasks/concentrating and general difficulty paying attention
– Travelling / other responsibilities like translation/ports
– Self-doubt / burnout regarding the creation of the game
Fox said that Deltarune will not have multiple endings, like Undertale did. He noted, “No. No matter what you do the ending will be the same.” The first chapter is also completely finished and will not get an update with more content.
Deltarune will not get a Kickstarter. Fox reminded people the Undertale alarm clock app still isn’t done. There will be no pre-order either, as Fox said, “I’m not doing pre-orders because I don’t like those. It just seems like the best way not to burn anybody.” If and when the full game is completed, all chapters will be available at once.
Deltarune is currently in development for the PC, and its first chapter is immediately available for the PC as a free demo. When it comes to the demo coming to other platforms, Fox said, “Because it’s a free download I’m surrounded by a forcefield that destroys all complaints and platform requests. There might be more platforms for the DEMO but I don’t want to make any promises.”