Following last week’s decision to delay Vampyr, publisher Focus Home Interactive have delayed another one of their upcoming titles, with role-playing survival horror game Call of Cthulhu being pushed back to 2018. Originally set to release at the end of 2017, we’ve seen very little of and know even less about the game, so a delay seemed inevitable given we’re coming into October.
There has been no official announcement regarding the dealy from either Focus Home Interactive or the game’s developer Cyanide. The release date change was spotted on the game’s official Twitter account when an inquisitive fan asked about the game’s release date. You can see the tweets below:
2018. We'll announce an accurate date as soon as possible, but first we're focused on making the best possible game. Have a nice day!
— Call Of Cthulhu (@CoC_thegame) September 27, 2017
What is Call of Cthulhu? Aside from being a video game rendition of the H.P. Lovecraft short story of the same title, Cyanide gives the following primer about the game:
A Private Detective, Edward Pierce is a mission to find the truth behind the death of an acclaimed artist and her family on a backwater island. Pierce is used to trusting his instincts, but with whale mutilations and disappearing bodies, this is only the beginning as reality becomes skewed. As your investigation leads you closer to the sphere of influence of the Great Dreamer, you will start to doubt everything you see. You will have to find balance between your own sanity, and your determination in finding out what lurks in the shadows – as they say that madness is the only way that can bring you to the truth.
While it’s disappointing to lose another game to 2018, a delay is almost always better for the game long-term.