Fear The Wolves Early Access launch delayed to deal with “technical issues”

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Fear The Wolves’ Steam Early Access launch has been pushed back by a few weeks. The battle royale game was initially set to launch today, but it appears developers Vostok Games and publishers Focus Home Interactive need more time to get things finished. Their decision looks to be down to a combination of player feedback given from its closed beta, alongside some technical issues – though Vostok hasn’t been specific with what these are.

“Focus Home Interactive and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. veterans Vostok Games have made this decision together after closely listening to the expectations and feedback of players in the Closed Beta, which has proven a vital part of the game’s ongoing development,” Focus Home Interactive says. “The Closed Beta will extend until the new Early Access launch date, allowing players to continue their exploration of the hostile and radioactive lands of a devastated Chernobyl.”

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Fear The Wolves is marketed as an intense FPS serving up classic royale-style gameplay, extractions systems and dynamic weather. Despite its delay, Vostok Games have been pleased with the reception its received from players, and ensure they will be fixing issues encountered in the closed beta.

“The positive community feedback encouraged us to delay the release of the Early Access to ensure the well-received core experience isn’t marred by technical issues. On top of fixing these issues, this delay will also allow us to further improve other aspects of the game, thanks to the masses of data and player feedback gathered through testing”, the press release reads. “We anticipate that the extra development time will raise Fear The Wolves’ quality to a level at which players will be able to fully experience it’s unique atmosphere”.

Though there’s been no confirmed full release date, Fear The Wolves is due to be out in 2019 according to Focus Interactive – hopefully without delay this time.