The Wild Eight's Trip To Alaska Delayed to 2017

Published: November 30, 2016 1:03 AM /



While it seemed like we were running out of games to have delayed to 2017, publisher HypeTrain Digital and developer Eight Points have provided us with one more delay to put onto the year with their title The Wild Eight, which we last covered a long while ago when it was on greenlight.

The Wild Eight is a multiplayer survival game that is set in a procedurally generated Alaska, and unlike many games of its ilk, will not be releasing in Early Access. Instead, The Wild Eight will be going for a full release out of the box, first on PC and then eventually targeting PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Previously, the game had been set for a December release but recently explained the reason why they didn't give a specific date on the matter:

Recently after internal playtests our team decided to fully rethink in-game upgrade system. According to our estimates – along with other game improvements – it will take from a month to two of the development and bugfixes. We believe that it’s wrong to promise any exact day release until all the uncertainty will go away. Keeping you updated and sharing all the news is the right thing to do though. All in all, the game is quite close to the release.
In that post, they also explained that while they won't be in Early Access, they do plan on having regular updates, as many online experiences have, with the plan being to add more items, stories, and modes after release.

Both in that and the press release about the delay, they mention that there is going to be something very interesting appearing in late December. If you want to learn more about The Wild Eight, they posted a gameplay trailer earlier this month, and their Steam page has a lot more information that you can read about it.

Additionally, they released a series of new screenshots of their pretty lower poly, highly stylized graphics that you can view here:

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What do you think of The Wild Eight's delay? Do you think they have taken the right tactic with not announcing a date? Are you looking forward to the game? Share your thought in the comments below! 

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Don Parsons
| Senior Writer

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