Microsoft's upcoming slate of games just got even thinner.
According to Sad Cat Studios, the upcoming cyberpunk-style platformer will come out in 2023 due to the impact of the ongoing war in Ukraine. Coatsink, the game's publisher, as well as its parent company, Thunderful, and the developers, all explained that it's pushing back the game's release to give staff members a chance to take better care of themselves, physically and mentally.
Unfortunately, Sad Cat's debut title will have to wait until 2023.
REPLACED now joins a long list of games that aren't coming out anytime soon due to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, which includes Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp and Little Orpheus as well as STALKER 2.
— REPLACED (@REPLACEDGame) May 25, 2022
REPLACED caught the eyes of audiences in its initial showcase. The game puts its players in control of an artificial intelligence trapped inside a human body, REACH, as they to find an answer to their questions about their existence in an alternate version of the 1980s.
In the meantime, you can check out our writer's round-up of the best games developed and published in Ukraine.