Disaster Report 4 Plus director Kazuma Kujo revealed in the latest issue of Famitsu the reasons behind the one-month delay of the game’s release date from October to November. [Thanks, Ryokutya2089!]
According to Kujo, there were several bugs that absolutely needed to be taken out no matter what, but the biggest reason for the delay was that there was a certain area that still wasn’t polished enough. That area in particular was especially low-quality in its current state, and Kujo wanted to bring it up to their usual standards of quality.
Kujo also expanded upon the reasons behind the cancellation of the original Disaster Report 4. Speaking as the person who asked Irem to pull the plug, he explained that while, yes, the reason was partially because of the earthquake, development was also in dire straits at the time. At the same time as cancelling Disaster Report 4, Kujo was already in the midst of planning how to revive the game, as part of his responsibility.
Kujo finally ended off by thanking Irem for allowing the rights to be passed to him, as well as the fans that have waited such a long time for the game.
Disaster Report 4 Plus: Summer Memories will release in Japan on November 22, 2018 for PlayStation 4.