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Two Point Hospital Console Release Delayed

Gaming article by Robert N. Adams on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 12:30
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Publisher
Sega
Release Date
August 30, 2018
Genre
Tycoon
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Linux, Mac, PC
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Hospital Management Sim Held Up

Two Point Hospital console editions were announced earlier this year, but it seems like the developers are going to need a bit more time. While the console versions were supposed to launch before the end of 2020, the fine folks at Two Point Studios have made the tough decision to push them back to the first half of 2020.

A blog post on the developer's website has all the details. Two Point Studios have been hard at work with Red Kite Games getting this PC game properly ported to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Part of the transition to consoles includes work on revamping the controls entirely since the odds are that players won't have access to a keyboard and mouse.

 

Since then, the game has been showcased privately to press and publcily on the show floor at Gamescom, but the developers have since decided to delay the Two Point Hospital console editions.

Two Point Hospital Console Edition Delay Hospital screenshot

 

Why Are the Two Point Hospital Console Editions Being Delayed?

Why are the console releases of Two Point Hospital being delayed? It's best expressed in the words from the developers themselves:

So why the delay? Put simply: making a management simulation game on three consoles (and making it the best it possibly can be on all three), is a tricky programming puzzle.

We have to take the game apart and figure out how to fit it into what is essentially a smaller box. That takes a fair amount of time and engineering work, and it turns out we need to take a little more to iron out the remaining creases.

Programming is tricky business indeed — each of the three consoles this game is debuting on likely has their own programming quirks, nevermind integration for their respective storefronts and online communities. Two Point Studios wants to make sure they get things right.

 

We should be hearing more details about the future of the console editions of Two Point Hospital in the coming months. For now, you can expect to get your hands on this game sometime in the first half of 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

What do you think about the Two Point Hospital console editions being delayed? Are you upset at having to wait 3–6 months longer for this game to come out? Let us know in the comments below!

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!