Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!!, the sequel to the restaurant simulator Cook, Serve, Delicious!, has had its release delayed to September 13, 2017, according to a news post on the game's Steam Community page and a press release.
The game (and its predecessor) center on running a restaurant on a daily basis. After deciding which food items will comprise your menu, you must then serve customers by preparing the meals as quickly as possible by tapping keys or buttons in certain patterns. Gamers will receive bonuses for completing orders accurately and quickly. At the conclusion of a day, you can elect to use your profits to unlock new menu items or otherwise upgrade your restaurant.
The plot of the sequel focuses on your efforts to rebuild your business after the first building you were headquartered in closed down due to financial malfeasance on the part of the building's owners. Scraping together everything you can, you must begin anew in a brand new location as you try to capture your own little corner of the restaurant market.
"While the common trend in game development these days is to release first and fix later, I feel like that would do a huge disservice to all the fans that have been waiting so patiently since I first announced Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! back in 2015. The last thing I want is to have a rushed, buggy launch, and that’s exactly what would happen if I kept to the original deadline." -Lead Developer David GalindoCook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! is ultimately being delayed a total of 3 weeks to allow more time for polishing and additional beta testing. Part of the reason is that the developer believes this is the biggest game they've ever worked on and the scale of the project necessitates extra work to put out a quality product. Beta testers can sign up simply by joining the game's Discord server.
PAX West 2017 attendees will be able to try their hand at a pre-release version of the game in Room 208. If Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! sounds like the kind of game you might enjoy, you can add it to your wishlist on Steam. You can also grab the original game for $9.99 or your regional equivalent on Steam and other retailers.
What do you think of Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! being delayed? Would you prefer to get the game earlier despite any problems it might have on launch or would you rather wait for a little longer to get a better quality product in the end? Let us know in the comments below!