Ninja Theory, the independent UK based developer behind DmC: Devil May Cry and Heavenly Sword, has announced today that their newest game Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice has been delayed to next year.
This announcement was made via a Production Update video on their Youtube channel, where they further explained the reasoning for this decision. One of the reasons is a project that the developer had cancelled earlier this year, which took some time to sort out.
Other reasons include the opportunity to work with Epic Games in order to push forward motion capture technology for the video game industry as a whole. There is also the fact that Ninja Theory is not under pressure from a publisher to push out the game quickly, so they are taking their time.
The video also goes on to explain that the reason Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice seems to be taking so long to develop, is because they announced it at the beginning of the game’s development cycle. Had they been under the influence of a publisher, the game would have been announced around this time instead.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is now set for release in 2017 for the PlayStation 4 and the PC. An exact date has not been given, but the developer promised one will be announced as soon as they are certain of one themselves.