The indie hit, We Happy Few, has been delayed from April 13th to a Summer 2018 release.

Compulsion Games made the announcement while also confirming a new female character in a recent video. They plan to rebuild the first few hours of the game, specifically the one focusing on Arthur. The game’s producer, Sam Abbott, had this to say in a statement:

“There are these moments that are memorable, very funny, and super weird and we’re really excited to show you all. But we felt that the first two hours of Arthur’s story just didn’t live up to those moments, meaning that the game didn’t start as well as it should. So we went back to the drawing board and made a couple of big decisions: we brought forward a number of story moments, to get into the action faster, and also rebuilt the whole first island for Arthur.”

We Happy Few began as a Kickstarter campaign which closed in 2015 before moving to Early Access Steam and eventually Xbox One. The current game blends together survival and open-world exploration through 3 narrative campaigns.

In response, gamers have felt that the price for pre-purchase didn’t “mesh well” with the game being labeled as Early Access:

“We have also received feedback that some Steam players felt the new pre-purchase asking price didn’t mesh well with the game being categorized as Early Access. Given all the content we have yet to reveal to the public, we can see their point. That being said, we’ve done a huge amount of work and the scope of the game is substantially increasing over what’s there right now, which is a very unusual situation for Early Access games, especially as we have a retail release on the way.  What you guys see right now is definitely not what we see internally.”

We Happy Few is now set to release in Summer 2018 on Xbox One, PC and PS4.

 

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