RPG Maker Unite release date pushed back to address quality and stability concerns
Developer Gotcha Gotcha Games has announced another delay to the long-in-development RPG Maker Unite software suite. Originally set for a debut on April 6, 2023, via the Unity Asset Store, the program is now "temporarily postponed" to an indefinite date. The announcement of RPG Maker Unite's delay was first posted to the official support page on March 30, 2023. The company apologized for the delay, and said that it was "a necessary step to further improve the product's quality and stability."
This isn't the first delay RPG Maker Unite has faced. The software was originally scheduled for a 2022 release window but was pushed back into Spring 2023. At the time of the previous delay, Gotcha Gotcha Games cited the need to "refine its user experience". It claimed that RPG Maker Unite is the "most unique" iteration of the RPG Maker software line to date, as it aims to bring the Maker series' coding-free RPG development experience to the popular Unity Editor game development tool suite. As with other RPG Maker titles, users will be able to create games by inserting graphical assets and story scripts, "without any sort of coding knowledge". The software also have its own asset library to reduce the need for creators to have all their own resources.
Additional features include an enhanced Map Editor and even an "Auto-Guide" function that helps users automatically handle certain dependencies like the balancing of enemy stats for an appropriate challenge level.
Check out a brief RPG Maker Unite "Impression Trailer" from September 2022.
RPG Maker Unite will release on PC via the Unity Asset Store, and on Steam at a later date.