Cobalt, the side scrolling game from developers Oxeye and Minecraft developers Mojang has been delayed until 2016. The game which was due for release on October 30th has now been delayed until Feburary 2016 with the developers citing bugs as the primary reason for the shift in date.
Mojang had the following to say regarding the delay,
“Unfortunately, despite what that trailer says, we’re not going to hit our planned release date of October 30th. Cobalt has been delayed until February, 2016.
We’ve been working on Cobalt for a long time and, though the game is feature complete, our current build is buggier than we’re comfortable with. We want every part of Cobalt – the campaign, challenges, and local and online multiplayer to live up to your expectations, no matter which platform you play it on. That’s going to require a bit more development time.”
They went on to discuss the complications around a console release as well as certification,
“In honesty, we don’t need four months to fix the outstanding issues, but releasing a game on console is an especially complicated business. There are release windows, and certification things, and all kinds of boxes that need to be ticked before games can be released into the wild.”