Insurgency: Sandstorm Release Delayed – Pushed for December Release

Insurgency: Sandstorm

New World Interactive has just announced that their upcoming team-based First person shooter, Insurgency: Sandstorm has been delayed to December 12. The game which was set to be released this month has now been pushed to be launched at the end of the year.

“This was one of the hardest decisions our team has ever had to make and not one taken lightly. However, we feel it is in the best interest of the game and our community to spend more time working to ensure we deliver the best possible experience.”

During the beta phase of the game, the developers gathered a lot of data from the players and their experiences. To which they added, “We are acutely aware that not all of you are having the ideal experience we want to deliver. By extending the beta and moving our launch date to December, the additional time will allow us to make significant improvements to the game with continued input from you.”

We understand that these improvements mean you have to wait a little longer for the full release; however we feel it is important that we deliver a game that lives up to your high expectations and that Sandstorm can be deemed a true successor to Insurgency.

They also added that the pre-order discount will be extended until the new release and will continue to grant pre-purchasers instant access to the ongoing beta along with the 10% pre-order discount. The additional 10% loyalty discount for owners of the original Insurgency will be extended to run until the end of March 2019.

Insurgency: Sandstorm

Some planned improvements that will be implemented by using the time are:

  • Upgrade to Unreal Engine 4.20 and continue optimizing
  • Improve the character models, textures, and animations in the game
  • Improve the “scoped” experience for both high and low-quality scope settings
  • Improve the level visuals, gameplay and optimization
  • Add more cosmetic item variations and a new forearm tattoo cosmetic type which can also be seen in first person
  • Expand in-game server options to include a server browser, community-run server support, and a custom games system allowing users to specially configure games hosted by our server infrastructure.
  • Refine the game to the point it has far less bugs, glitches, visual inconsistencies and other issues.

So it looks like you will have to wait a little longer for Insurgency Sandstorm. In the meantime, you can pre-order the game on Steam if you haven’t already.

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