Dark Seas Interactive announced that Road Redemption, the spiritual successor to Road Rash, already has a release date now. According to the official information, this game will come to PC, Mac and Linux on October 15, while the console version will be available until January 15.
As you know, the development of Road Redemption was made possible by a successful campaign in Kickstarter in 2013. That said, the game was delayed several times, which caused much discomfort among its sponsors; fortunately, Ian Fisch, director of Road Redemption, explained the situation to Eurogamer http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-06-29-road-rash-spiritual-successor-road-redemption-gets-final-release-date.
“We decided that since our backers have had access to regularly-patched PC, Mac, and Linux beta versions of the game, that it’s better to take our time and release something great, than to feel pressured to stick to our 2014 Kickstarter date and release something mediocre,” Fisch said.
On the other hand, the member of Dark Seas Interactive explained why Road Redemption will not be available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Apparently, the above is due to the studio found that like other projects such as Mighty No. 9 – they struggled for wanting to be available on all platforms, so it chose to follow another path.
“We’ve seen Kickstarted games like Armikrog and Mighty No. 9 release before they were ready, and I don’t think that satisfies anyone. What happened with Mighty No. 9 shows that a potentially great game can be dragged down by trying to bring it to too many platforms,” concluded the creative director.
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