Frogwares has announced that the Sherlock Holmes Chapter One release date has been delayed -- this upcoming open-world detective game won't be coming out in Fall 2021 for PS4 and Xbox One.
Sherlock Holmes Chapter One is -- as you might expect -- the first chapter in a new series of Sherlock Holmes games created by Frogwares. The game was revealed at the Future Games Show last year, and eager mystery fans have been waiting some time to finally play it. Unfortunately, Frogwares has said that it's going to need a little more time for the previous generation of consoles.
Why is Sherlock Holmes Chapter One Delayed?
The Sherlock Holmes Chapter One release date has been delayed on PS4 and Xbox One for one simple reason: the developers need more time to work out the kinks.
"[...] we wanted to tell players now that the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game won’t be part of this first launch," read a statement from Frogwares Communications Manager Sergey Oganesyan. "We’d rather be open with you about it now than have it appear out of the blue, hidden at the end of an announcement or a trailer."
"We understand some players will be upset about this news, but we made the decision with you first in mind. Rest assured, we are not canceling these versions. We only need more time and a little breathing room for our team to wrap these up properly. We are talking a few weeks at most, but this is still to be seen."
The decision was made after "extensive testing and discussion" between the QA department, team leads, and the heads of the studio. Ultimately, Frogwares wants to ensure that players will get the best version of the game.
When is the Sherlock Holmes Chapter One Release Date?
Unfortunately, the Sherlock Holmes Chapter One release date has not yet been announced -- all we know for certain is that the game will launch on PC, PS4, and Xbox Series X|S first and the PS4/Xbox versions will come at a later date.
In the meantime, a trailer and a 7-minute gameplay deep dive will debut on Thursday, September 16, 2021, so keep an eye out for that. You can add Sherlock Holmes Chapter One to your wishlist on Steam and you can learn more about it on the developer's website. If you have a hankering to play a detective game right now, why not check out the steampunk murder mystery Lamplight City or the first-person, open-world exploration mystery Paradise Killer instead?
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