Deltarune Will Be Available For Purchase When Chapter 4 Is Done, Chapter 5 To Arrive Later

Developer Toby Fox Reveals Updated Plan for Deltarune Release Strategy

Developer Toby Fox, known for their critically acclaimed RPG Undertale, surprised players in 2018 with the release of Deltarune Chapter 1. The game, which features top-down RPG gameplay with puzzles, bullet hell sequences, and combat inspired by Final Fantasy, was initially released for free. Now, after dropping Chapter 2 earlier this year, Fox has provided an update on the release strategy for the upcoming Chapter 3.

Changes in Release Strategy

With Chapter 3 nearing completion, Fox has decided to revise their plans and make Deltarune a purchaseable product. Instead of waiting until all five chapters are finished, the developer will release the game for purchase once Chapter 4 is completed. This adjustment aims to provide a more reasonable timeline for players eagerly awaiting the next installment.

Fox has also brought a new producer on board, whose primary responsibility will be to expedite the overall game development process for future chapters. This addition is expected to further streamline production and ensure a smoother release schedule.

In their official statement, Toby Fox explains the decision:

“So, now that Chapter 3 is nearing completion…I think it’s a good time to re-discuss how we will release Deltarune for purchase. My original plan was to release Chapter 3, 4, and 5 together. However, the finish line of Chapter 5 is still pretty far off…and I don’t think anybody really wants to wait that long to release anything. Especially me.”

“So, new strategy: No more waiting for Chapter 5. Instead, we are going to focus on putting Deltarune out for purchase once we finish Chapter 4. That should make everything a bit more reasonable! Chapter 4 already has a very substantial amount of cutscenes and enemy work done. Also, I’ve hired a new producer whose entire job it will be to speed up the overall game development for future chapters. So, I feel very optimistic about the next steps of this project.”

Chapter 4 Progress and Future Development

Toby Fox expresses confidence in the progress of Chapter 4, stating, “I already feel very confident about how we can progress.” The team has started transitioning back into working on Chapter 4 and is enthusiastic about its development.

Exploring Deltarune

For those interested in learning more about the game, it’s recommended to watch the original Deltarune teaser and Chapter 2 teaser on YouTube. Additionally, Game Informer’s Undertale review provides further insight into Toby Fox’s previous work.

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