Delays lead to anger, anger leads to hate...
Star Wars: Hunters has just suffered its third delay, and this one is definitely sizable. The free-to-play, squad-based title was previously set to launch in 2021, then was bumped to 2022, and now Zynga has confirmed a slip in 2023. Unfortunately, no specific date for 2023 was given.
Publisher Zynga and developer NaturalMotion Games announced the delay in a joint statement, which you can read in full below.
“We are working tirelessly to achieve our vision for Star Wars: Hunters. Our ambition is to create a competitive battle arena game that will entertain for years to come. To ensure we meet the high expectations we are setting for fans globally and ourselves as developers, we have made the decision to delay the worldwide launch of Star Wars: Hunters. We invite all gamers to join us on Vespaara when Star Wars: Hunters launches in 2023 on Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android devices.
We understand game delays are frustrating, however, our top priority is ensuring players have the best possible experience in the arena. For those of you who have been able to join us in soft launch, we truly appreciate your support and feedback as we work to make Star Wars: Hunters the best it can be. We will continue to roll out new content updates regularly in soft launch territories until worldwide launch, with our next update coming up within the next few weeks.”