Developer Firefly has announced their upcoming real-time strategy title Stronghold Crusader 2 has been delayed slightly. The game was originally set to release on September 2, but is not going to release exclusively on PC on September 23 instead. The studio said the decision was due to feedback received during the closed beta period they held.
Creative Director Simon Bradbury:
Over the past two years we have stuck to our mantra that the sequel to Stronghold Crusader will be ‘ready when it’s ready’ and, although we hate having to delay the release, this is the best course of action for everyone.
Our closed beta gave us vital feedback from the Stronghold community and the Crusader 2 team feels that the game needs more polish before we release it. We love being in control of our own destiny, unlike with Stronghold 3, and not being forced to release a game too early.
In the bad old days, release dates were sacrosanct and publishers could force developers to ship even if we were not happy with the game. Now we’re in a much stronger position. Our partners, Mastertronic and Koch Media, have been very supportive and we have decided to release a better game on September 23rd.
Stronghold Crusader 2 is out on the PC on September 23.