But both publisher Focus Home Interactive and Life is odd developer Dontnod Entertainment made the decision to do just that with the upcoming Action RPG, Vampyr back in September due to a technical issue that had resulted in setbacks across the board behind the scenes. It's also been delayed, but now it's back in the saddle for a finalized release date, as revealed during the final episode of the developer's Dontnod Presents Vampyr series of video diaries.
Now that Vampyr is nearly wrapped up, it's possible that we may begin hearing news on one or both of the other projects we know DONTNOD is currently working on, which include a new original IP and a new Life is odd game. If you're interested in sinking your teeth into it all, you can check out the fourth episode of the telling mini-series based on its development and get ready for June 5. In the last episode, Narrative Director Stéphane Beauverger explains that the player will be enthralled with the intricate gameplay systems within Vampyr.
Game Director Philippe Moreau elaborates, saying that the relationship between a player and their character, as well as the direct feeling of control, is unique to games and something he has worked to make special in Vampyr.
In Vampyr, players take the role of Jonathan Reid, a doctor who has just returned from The Great War only to be turned into a vampire. Survive and fight against Vampyr hunters, undead skals, and other supernatural creatures. "Struggle to live with your decisions... your actions will save or doom London".
Vampyr is slated for release on June 6, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It appears that the listed release date of the game at the time of writing this on its Microsoft Store page is incorrect.