Howdy, partners! Summer is here, so where is SteamWorld Dig 2? Well, we have a big update for you today. Continue reading for a bunch of new info!
Steam and PS4 joins the lineup!
We’re happy to reveal that SteamWorld Dig 2 is coming to Steam and PS4 in addition to Nintendo Switch. We plan to have SWD2 out on all within a few days of the Nintendo Switch debut. A few years ago a multi-platform launch would’ve been completely impossible for us. Thanks to hard work and a bigger team we can finally make it happen. It’s like we’re a “real” game studio now! 😀
Rest assured that these new versions of the game won’t delay the Nintendo Switch version, it’s just that multi-platform development is so much easier for us nowadays. Switch is still the main platform, and now more gamers can join in on the fun!
Is there a release date yet?
“A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad.” – Shigeru Miyamoto, Creative Fellow at Nintendo
These words from legendary Shigsy have become a motto at Image & Form. It’s a good reminder to avoid rush jobs if you can. Dig 2 is pretty much finished now, but we’ll take a few more months to polish the game to the level you all expect.
Our new release window is “Late Summer/Early Fall 2017”.
When we plan the release for any SteamWorld game, we always want to finish as soon as possible so everyone can play and and have fun with it. But at the same time we want to create something new. It’s hard to estimate how long that’s going to take and at what point whatever we consider to be new is done. More often than not problems take a lot longer to tackle than anticipated. These extra months will take pressure off our team and give us enough time to give you the game you deserve.
We’re going on vacation now, and will reveal the final release date some time after that. And then we’ll talk price, too.
What about 3DS, Vita and Wii U?
Even though we love Wii U and had great success on the console, there’s no denying that Nintendo Switch has firmly taken its place by now. For that simple reason, we will no longer make new Wii U games. Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita are still important to us. We won’t talk more about portable versions today, but rest assured we have not forgotten where we came from.