Kickstarted Hyper Light Drifter Release Pushed Back

For those of you looking forward to Heart Machine’s Kickstarter project Hyper Light Drifter, you are going to have to hold on for a bit longer. Originally scheduled for a June release, Heart Machine is now shooting for an end of the year Holiday release, with a beta now coming in June.

On their Kickstarter page, Heart Machine talks a bit about why the project was delayed:

The original approximation of a June release was for a game developed with just myself and Beau Blyth, something much smaller; I would have been creating art for the next six months, with much rougher edges and animation. Since we have been given this remarkable opportunity, the project has evolved, requires polish and finesse that I was not originally afforded. We are able to make the experience whole, into the full vision I had wanted it to be.

This is becoming a common theme on Kickstarter. While obviously everyone wants a compete game, and the closer a developer can get to their vision usually means better, but delay it too much and you start to incite the fan base that has paid for your game.  However, Heart Machine is thankfully being very transparent about the whole deal, and will be answering questions Monday, Feb. 3rd on their live stream.

For some of our thoughts on Hyper Light Drifter, read our preview, and if this whole thing has you a bit confused, check our our breakdown of how a Kickstarter project works.