Developer and publisher Rebellion has announced that their upcoming strategic simulator, Evil Genius 2, has been delayed from a 2020 release to the first half of 2021.
An Update On Evil Genius 2: World Domination pic.twitter.com/wZDOg6LasI— Evil Genius (@evilgenius) August 27, 2020
The update essentially states that due to COVID-19 hitting them harder than expected and the studio transitioning to working from home, they are delaying the game until the first half of 2021 in order to "do what's right for our games and our staff".
While this isn't great news for Evil Genius fans, Rebellion does intend on announcing a release date "as soon as we can" and updates on the title "sooner rather than later", which is nice to hear. If the game isn't coming out for 5-8 months, those waiting for the title can at least get some more info on the game before it comes out.
Steve Bristow, the Head of Design at Rebellion, also chimed in on Twitter about the delay:
A tough decision but made for the benefit of both the game and the team in equal measure. Also, an example of the self-determination afforded by the independence that my bosses defend so fiercely. Great to see it validated by the supportive responses we've had so far! https://t.co/LwONiszRDS— Steve Bristow (@stuka1919) August 27, 2020
If you are curious as to what Evil Genius 2 actually is, say no more, as Rebellion release a video last month with the title Everything Revealed So Far, so definitely check it out if you're interested:
Evil Genius 2 will be released in the first half of 2021 for PC. If you're interested in the title, be sure to check it out on Steam.
What do you think about this update? Do you think it's the right decision? Let us know in the comments!