After a few months of notable silence from the developer of Biomutant, the upcoming “open-world, post-apocalyptic kung fu fable,” the studio took to Twitter today to confirm that, yes, it’s still making Biomutant.
“Let us assure you that we’ve never been working harder and more focused on it than now,” developer Experiment 101 said in a statement.
But the team behind Biomutant said it’s still not ready to announce a release date for the game, which is being published by THQ Nordic. “We will reveal the release date as soon as everyone at our studio feels confident about hitting that date and that the game is ready for it,” the developer said.
Biomutant was originally scheduled to arrive sometime in 2018 (and later pegged for 2019), but THQ Nordic parent company Embracer Group confirmed in November that the game was still “in the final stages of polishing,” and would not confirm a release date. Experiment 101 also hadn’t updated the Biomutant Twitter account since September, leading to some anxiousness from fans that the game was in trouble or, worse, outright canceled.
Here’s Experiment 101’s statement on the status of Biomutant in full:
We know that many of you are wondering if the game is still in development. Let us assure you that we’ve never been working harder and more focused on it than now!
We are doing everything we can to make this the best game all of us have ever worked on and that it will be as entertaining and great as we can possibly make it.
We can only hope for your continued support and patience as we complete the final stages of its development.
As some of you might understand or know, the work involved in finishing a game is long, challenging and unpredictable. The sheer magnitude, size, and length of Biomutant adds to said effort.
We will reveal the release date as soon as everyone at our studio feels confident about hitting that date and that the game is ready for it.
Biomutant was originally announced in August 2017. The open-world action game will let players customize their character “with powerful mutations, bionic prosthetics and weapons.” Players will be able to genetically modify their character with claws, barbed tails, and wings, and can earn “psi-mutations” like telekinesis and levitation or add robotic limbs. Experiment 101, a team founded by former Avalanche Studios creative director Stefan Ljungqvist, is developing the game for PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One.