New World Interactive has announced that the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Insurgency: Sandstorm will not meet its August 25th release date. The studio requires more time for what will be its first console release, but how much time is unknown as no new date has been confirmed. The tactical team based FPS was released in late 2018 on PC. The full statement from New World Interactive can be found below.
To our fans,
We have important information to share with our community today regarding the status of the upcoming PlayStation 4 and Xbox One releases of Insurgency: Sandstorm. While the development of the console versions has been on a good track, we will be unable to launch the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One versions of Insurgency: Sandstorm on August 25th, 2020.
We know this is very disappointing and frustrating news for those of you who have been waiting for the console release, and we know you have been waiting a long time to hear from us. We aim to make use of the additional time to improve the Day 1 experience of our company’s first-ever console title. This additional time will allow us to deliver a more complete and optimised version of the game, as well as explore the exciting possibilities of a next-gen console release in addition to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
We will keep our community updated as and when we get new information, and a new release date will be communicated via our social media and console newsletter. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this uncertain time and hope our fans and players around the world are staying safe and well.
Keith Warner CEO
Derek Czerkaski Head of Production
Stefan played Insurgency: Sandstorm when it was released for PC and he wrote:
Insurgency: Sandstorm is hard, but whether you’re coming from other tactical shooters or having to adapt to something a bit different, it’s a rewarding game. There’s still a major challenge ahead of me, but just from the co-op, I’m already enjoying it.
You can read the full Insurgency: Sandstorm impressions here.