Announcing the Exit Window WitchfireStudio The Astronauts clarified that she could postpone the release if she was not satisfied with the quality of the shooter. Apparently, while the game does not quite correspond to the vision of the authors …
If earlier Witchfire was supposed to be released in early access in the fourth quarter of 2022, now – in early 2023.
The reason for the transfer was not the traditional desire to properly polish the game, but something more serious: from now on, battles and exploration take place not in arenas, but in a semi-open world.
Initially, in terms of structure Witchfire was similar to other “bagels”. You clear the location of enemies and choose one of the passages to the next zone along with the reward. In addition, there were magical barriers in the action movie that did not allow leaving the arena until the end of the battle.
Now the player is free to move freely around the game world. For example, in the middle of the battle, you can retreat to one of the previous locations, or, conversely, run away to unknown distances.
Wherein Witchfire is still a roguelite first-person shooter in a dark fantasy setting – the developers are not going to change this.
For Halloween in a week or two The Astronauts share 2D art and news related to history and the world Witchfire. Developers warn that gameplay and broadcasts are not worth waiting for.
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