Evil Genius 2: World Domination has been delayed all the way into 2021 by the developer, Rebellion. The game was originally slated to come out this year for PC, but things are just shaking down like that. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions with development as the team shifts to remote work to handle the game while remaining safe.
The company promises that “much, much more” of Evil Genius 2 will be shown to the fanbase soon. The company has a planned closed beta in the works. As part of the announcement of this delay, the company had more to say, and they hope the fans understand.
“We want to deliver a sequel that will do justice to the franchise and be loved and played by the Evil Genius community for years to come, just like the original,” read the statement supplied by Rebellion chief technical officer Chris Kingsley and chief executive officer Jason Kingsley. “And while we know many of you will be disappointed to wait a little longer, launching next year affords us the time to do precisely that.”
“One of the things we most prize about Rebellion is our independence, which allows us the freedom to do what’s right for our games and our staff,” continued the developers. “We’ll announce a final release date as soon as we can. Expect an update sooner rather than later.”
Evil Genius 2: World Domination will launch for PC in the first half of 2021.