Chivalry 2 was targeting a 2020 release on the PC via Epic Games Store. The sequel to the original Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is on a mission to bring the brutal medieval combat back to a new audience. The original game had quite the compelling gameplay loop where teams of players took on each other as they used various medieval weapons to maul each other. So if hacking your pals to bits sounds fun, there’s some bad news for you. Torn Banner Studios has announced that the game has been delayed until 2021.
The main reason behind this delay is based on the idea of the team wanting to get the sequel right the first time. The delay has not been nailed down for a new release date yet, although there are more details to come.
As for what’s coming with the moved launch is a bunch of fixes and changes. Some bug fixes and new features will be getting a push forward. There will also be several quality of life improvements made to the game too.
One of the interesting twists of this delay is that the developer will now be rolling post-launch updates into the release build. It’s been confirmed that Torn Banner Studios will be putting new levels, content and other patches into the release build before it launches next year. This would seem to suggest that the game really just needs more polish, and the company is taking a little extra time with the features and gameplay to ensure a more successful launch. However, horses, will not be available at launch, as these will still be pushed into post-launch content. There’s a nice bit of news there, so that’s cool.
Lastly, the team stated that the previously-planned Summer beta has been moved. There is no new date set for the test, but the team promises to share more soon. Keep an eye out for that if you’re interested. And if you want to see more of the game, check out some footage from IGN down below.