Mistaken Visions have announced that their Noir/Survival Horror title The Piano, will now release via Steam on Monday, June 4th, 2018 as opposed to May 24th. The minor delay is due to an unexpected technical issue. The developers have released a statement addressing the issue:
OK, we're going to cut to the chase right away: we've taken the difficult decision to delay release of The Piano just slightly. The game will now release on Monday 4th June.
Why? Because game development. At the start of the month, we thought we had a release candidate. We hit 'build', crossed our fingers, and… something broke. We found ourselves butting our heads against a last-minute technical problem that stubbornly refused to back down. By the time we finally managed to fix it, we were only a couple of weeks out from release, and with barely any time for final-stage testing.
So we were left with a tough decision: stick with the 24th May, and run the risk of shipping a product that didn't meet our high standards… or delay the release by one week to make sure we could really put the build through its paces and ensure you get the highest quality game we're capable of. In the end we decided there was only one sensible option… but then we realised that Weather Factory's excellent Cultist Simulator is coming out on 31st May, so we went with the next best thing: Monday 4th June.
We know this isn't the first time we've delayed The Piano. And we know it's dreadfully last-minute. But having worked on the game for five years, we know we would always regret rushing out a sub-par product. You deserve better, and frankly, we should demand better of ourselves. So that's what we're doing. We hope you understand, and that you're looking forward to playing The Piano at the start of next month.
Thanks to everyone for your support so far!
It seems this delay was merely a snag and was sorted quickly, meaning that the game itself was not compromised in any way. Phew! For those of you who don't know about this upcoming title, The Piano is an indie story driven Noir themed Psychological Horror game that took 5 years to make. The game boasts:
- True psychological horror: delve into the darkest corners of John's mind
- Gather clues and solve puzzles in search of answers
- Evade terrifying foes that stalk the empty streets of Paris
- Piece together a fragmented story to uncover the truth
- A noir-influenced aesthetic, with heavily stylised visuals
- The immersive soundtrack and full voice acting
Check out the trailer for The Piano below: