Why ​Namco’s 'Code Vein' Has Been Delayed Until 2019

Anime fans were buzzing to find out the release date of Code Vein, but only a month later and Bandai Namco have announced they're pushing it back till next year.

It's the news no gaming fan wants to hear. Sometimes it can't be helped, and sometimes developers get too optimistic, but the excuse for this delay can be seen as fair.

From their official statement, we've gathered that Namco never expected Code Vein to be so well received, so now they want to 'postpone' the release in order to make the game the best it can be.

To be honest, they probably should have just done that from the start, so maybe there's more to it than meets the eye. Perhaps there are some technical issues, too?

Whatever the case may be, Namco's VP of Marketing and Digital said they want to 'ensure that the final product delivers on the expectations set amongst media and fans'.

A statement read: "Code Vein has received an enormous amount of positive feedback from eager fans who have received hands-on time with in-development versions of the game over the past nine months."

Credit: Bandai Namco
Credit: Bandai Namco

Eric Hartness continued: "Armed with knowledge of how well the game has already been received, we made the decision to postpone the release of Code Vein to further refine its gameplay in an effort to exceed the expectations fans already have of the title. It was a difficult decision to make, but we feel it is the correct one."

It was supposed to be release on 28 September this year for Xbox, PS4 and PC, and it gained massive attention due to the fact it was basically an anime/Dark Souls cross-over.

We're not sure what date in 2019 it will now launch, but we'll keep you up to date with everything we know regarding the upcoming RPG.

Featured Image Credit: Bandai Namco

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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