New World Interactive have dropped a last minute delay on Insurgency Sandstorm, pushing the release date from September 18th back to December 12th. “This was one of the hardest decisions our team has ever had to make and not one taken lightly,” they say in a blog post, “However, we feel it is in the best interest of the game and our community to spend more time working to ensure we deliver the best possible experience.”
The go on to explain the beta, which has been extended, has raised a number of issues and that they “are acutely aware that not all of you are having the ideal experience we want to deliver.”
They have posted a list of points this wish to address in the extra development time.
- Upgrade to Unreal Engine 4.20 and continue optimizing
- Improve the character models, textures, and animations in the game
- Improve the “scoped” experience for both high and low-quality scope settings
- Improve the level visuals, gameplay and optimization
- Add more cosmetic item variations and a new forearm tattoo cosmetic type which can also be seen in first person
- Expand in-game server options to include a server browser, community-run server support, and a custom games system allowing users to specially configure games hosted by our server infrastructure.
- Refine the game to the point it has far less bugs, glitches, visual inconsistencies and other issues.
The pre-order discount has been extended until the new release date, and those who own the original game will also get a loyalty discount which has been extended to March 2019.
Source: New World Interactive