Granblue Fantasy Relink delayed to 2023
Cygames has announced that Granblue Fantasy Relink has been delayed to 2023. The game is set to release for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC (Steam).
In a message posted to the game's official website, both the Covid-19 pandemic and need for polishing & optimization are cited as reasons for the delay.
Granblue Fantasy Relink has been in development for several years. Historically, information on the game has only come sparingly once-a-year around Granblue Fantasy Fes in December.
- In 2018 we received our first lengthy look at gameplay, though the footage has since been removed from Cygames channel in the wake of PlatinumGames' removal from the project.
- In 2019 we received a trailer and footage featuring Lancelot, Vane, Percival, & Siegfried.
- In 2020 we received ~20 minutes of 'Mega Fleet Battle' footage.
- And last year we received platform confirmation of PS5, PS4, and PC, along with details about the RPG's two game modes.
Cygames has stated that once again, we'll receive our next update on the game at the next Granblue Fantasy Fes. The delay infographic can be found below.
Regarding the Update to the Release Date
The development team has been hard at work getting Granblue Fantasy: Relink ready for its target release date in 2022. We understand the excitement players have for this game, so it is with utmost regret that we announce that the release date will be pushed back a second time to 2023.
Although internal and external circumstances pertaining to the novel coronavirus have been the primary hindrance to the development process, the entire staff has spared no effort in pushing to make up for lost time. However, considering the large-scale scope of this title, we believe more time is needed to further polish and optimize details and gameplay as we approach the final stretch.
All graphical resources, scenario pieces, voices, music, and other assets are in a completed state. At this stage, we are focused on refining gameplay balance, debugging, improving audio and graphical fidelity, and making general improvements to the overall experience. We would like to ask for a little more of your patience.
Further information was slated to be revealed in June 2022, but at the moment, our plan is to share more details in December 2022. We can't wait to show you what we have!
Producer Yuito Kimura