Insurgency: Sandstorm release delayed
Extra time to “make Sandstorm a stand-out title in the modern FPS genre”.
Insurgency: Sandstorm is a team-based, tactical FPS based on lethal close quarters combat and objective-oriented multiplayer gameplay for PC and consoles. Insurgency: Sandstorm is the sequel to the indie breakout FPS Insurgency, reborn for PC and for the first time on consoles – improved, expanded, and bigger in every way. Experience the intensity of modern combat where skill is rewarded, and teamwork wins the fight. Prepare for a hardcore depiction of combat with deadly ballistics, light attack vehicles, destructive artillery, and HDR audio putting the fear back into the genre.
Developer New World Interactive commented:
“Over the past few months, the dedicated Insurgency: Sandstorm community have been enjoying the intense, unique action-packed gameplay and have provided valuable feedback en masse. While these beta tests confirmed the high quality of the core gameplay, the decision to delay the release is a direct response to technical feedback, and the desire to refine the game with more polished content and higher performance on PC. New community and online features will be available in the launch version, guaranteeing Insurgency will not only be a fantastic game, but also the true FPS experience fans are waiting for. You can read more about our plans, as well as the improvements we’ve made in the beta so far, in New World Interactive’s message to the community.”
Originally planned for the 18th September 2018, Insurgency: Sandstorm, the sequel to the critically-acclaimed Insurgency, will now release for Windows PC on the 12th of December. While pre-order sales have been strong and player feedback from the Beta has confirmed the potential of the game, the extra time will “allow developers New World Interactive to improve and polish our gem, and make Sandstorm a stand-out title in the modern FPS genre”. The on-going Pre-order Beta will be extended, so that the large and growing community can continue to play and support the game until release.
There’s a 10% discount for pre-purchasing Insurgency: Sandstorm on Steam running until release on the 12th of December. The PS4 and Xbox One versions are expected to release in 2019.