The developer behind the dastardly difficult platformer, Cuphead, has delayed the next piece of DLC for the game. Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course DLC has been pushed back to 2020. The DLC was announced with a 2019 release date last year. The developer promised to bring plenty of new content to the game. The DLC will introduce new levels, bosses, weapons, and charms, and a double-jumping new playable character, Ms. Chalice.
Trouble is, the game isn’t going to hit the original 2019 window. The announcement of the delay was made via Xbox from Studio MDHR.
The reason for the delay is both obvious and justifiable. It comes down to the quite simple explanation that the team doesn’t want to be pushed into insane crunch to get the DLC by the old release date.
On the topic, Studio MDHR co-director Chad Moldenhauer had the following to say:
“We want to be absolutely certain that this next adventure feels at home in the world of Cuphead and is full of moments that surprise and delight players. Furthermore, the development of the original game taught us a great deal about the importance of making things in a way that’s healthy and sustainable for our team.”
So with all of the horrible crunch, anti-union sentiment, and lack of job security in the games industry, it’s great to see more and more studios taking a positive stance. Other games, like the much-anticipated Animal Crossing: New Horizons, have been pushed back for similar reasons.
Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course DLC is set to appear on all platforms the game is currently available for, so that’s Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.