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Windjammers 2 Delayed Until 2021

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Even though we saw a Windjammers 2 demo in 2020 and the game had a release window, there’s unfortunate news regarding the disc-based game. Dotemu confirmed it won’t appear this year. Windjammers 2 is delayed until 2021, with the goal being to spend the extra time to make the game better. In particular, the statement shared on Twitter noted the lack of rollback netcode for online multiplayer as an issue.

Essentially, Dotemu said it saw the “mixed opinions” inspired by the Steam Game Festival: Summer Edition trial and changed the game to meet expectations and quality standards. This extra work resulted in the Windjammers 2 delay into 2021.

Here’s the full statement:

Greetings everyone,

For the first time ever since its official reveal, Windjammers 2 was playable at Steam Summer Festival last June. Many of you jumped in this online event and we can’t thank you enough for answering the Windjammers 2 call.

You shared a lot of positive feedback on the overall direction of Windjammers 2 (game design, gameplay, etc.) but also mixed opinions that caught our attention.

We analyzed in depth all these mixed opinions regarding some stuffs including the lack of rollback for the online mode, which was unanimously praised in everyone’s feedback.

We had to do something because Windjammers 2 online mode is also meant to encourage the competitive community to get into the game.

We started to fix and add what were necessary. Nevertheless, these changes caused delays and as a result, forced us to postpone the release date to 2021.

This decision is a tough one and it has serious consequences for all of us, but we think it’s fair enough if it allows us to give you the Windjammers 2 you expect and you deserve.

Windjammers 2 is an ambitious project that we love and that we cannot ruin with wrong decisions that could jeopardize its quality.

We hope that you understand our decision and that despite the delay, you will enjoy this new adventure with family, friends or rivals.

We’ll give you news about the game more regularly (content, characters, stages, etc.) and we apologize for our silence which lasted far too long.

The release date will be released in due time and whenever it’s set in stone, we’ll let you know.

Best regards,

Windjammers 2 Team

Windjammers 2 is in development for the Nintendo Switch, PC, and Google Stadia.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.