In a Tweet, the folks at Sad Cat Studios announced the game’s new release window and explained the reasoning for the delay, which is closely tied to the location of its team.
— REPLACED (@REPLACEDGame) May 25, 2022
“The Belarusian based studio working on the game, Sad Cat Studios, has a team of talented developers from Belarus and Ukraine,” the Tweet reads. “Unfortunately, the continued war in Ukraine has heavily impacted the development of Replaced, as most of the team resides in the neighboring regions.”
“The priority for Sad Cat was for the safety of the team and their families,” the post continues. “As a result, part of the team has now relocated and work has only recently restarted on Replaced.”
While the team is once again hard at work after this relocation, the Tweet makes it clear that developers’ mental and physical health are still being prioritized with this newly announced delay.
Replaced was first announced at E3 2021 and was originally slated for a launch to Xbox and PC in 2022. It isn’t the only game that’s been delayed in 2022, with titles like Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp and Little Orpheus also facing delays due to the war.
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