Firefly Studios has announced another Stronghold: Warlords delay, this time due to multiplayer issues with the game that they want to work out before release. That means the Stronghold: Warlords release date is no longer set for this month.
In a statement the studio shares the following reasoning for the new Stronghold: Warlords delay:
The reason behind this is that the game's Multiplayer mode is simply not ready to be released yet. We have run into some unexpected issues with it and, while we have worked very hard to resolve these with our current deadlines, we need more time to iron them out. We want to be as transparent as possible with you about this and we did consider releasing as planned, delaying Multiplayer to go live in a future update. However, as we have pormised Multiplayer functionality for Stronghold: Warlords at launch for over a year now, releasing without it wouldn't be fair to players.
We want to thank you for your continued support and patience. Delays are never desired by any studio, especially this close to the announced release date, and we can only apologise for the disappointment it causes.
While there is a bit more in their statement, that is the core of the reason why Stronghold: Warlords won't be available on January 26th. Unlike the previous delay from the original September release date, there is no mention of COVID-19 here, although one imagines that it had its fair share of impact on this. They also separately said it is unlikely they will release a demo in the interim, because they feel they need to direct all resources to fixxing the game for its new release date.
What is the new Stronghold: Warlords Release Date?
Firefly Studios announced that the new Stronghold: Warlords release date is March 9th, 2021, where it will launch with both single and multiplayer modes.
Stay tuned to TechRaptor to find out more about Stronghold: Warlords in the lead up to its new release date coming in March.