Developer New World Interactive has confirmed that it has delayed the upcoming Xbox One release of tactical FPS Insurgency Sandstorm to deliver “a more complete and optimised version of the game.”
Initially, the game was set to release on August 25, 2020, for current-gen platforms. A new date hasn’t been disclosed yet, but the company nevertheless says the development of the console versions “has been on a good track,” and it’ll also use the extra time to explore the potential of a next-gen release:
We know this is very disappointing and frustrating news for those of you who have been waiting for the console release, and we know you have been waiting a long time to hear from us.
We aim to make use of the additional time to improve the Day 1 experience of our company’s first-ever console title. This additional time will allow us to deliver a more complete and optimised version of the game, as well as explore the exciting possibilities of a next-gen console release in addition to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Interestingly, pre-orders for Insurgency: Sandstorm on Xbox One are still live on the Microsoft Store. The company further disclosed that it’ll keep the community updated on the game’s progress “as and when we get new information.”