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Again in 2021, developer Zynga (FarmVille, Phrases With Associates) unveiled a squad-based, Overwatch-like hero shooter utilizing the Star Wars license. Dubbed Star Wars: Hunters, this free-to-play PvP expertise was initially slated to launch later that 12 months, however was delayed to 2023 in July 2022. Now, the sport has been delayed once more.
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Zynga took to X (previously Twitter) to ship the information, saying thatStar Wars: Hunters has been delayed to 2024 to “meet [the] highest stage of high quality” and promising that its co-developer NaturalMotion is “dedicated to creating the very best expertise” for everybody.
The studio then thanked of us for trying out the “mushy launch” of the sport (a closed beta that required gamers to register for accces) that kicked off in late January, saying that “a number of thrilling new components,” together with a ranked mode and updates to core gameplay mechanics, nonetheless want some work earlier than Star Wars: Hunters launches globally.
“Recreation delays are irritating, for each followers and us as builders, however our prime precedence stays to make sure gamers have the very best expertise,” Zynga mentioned. “We proceed to attempt towards that aim, on Nintendo Change, Android, and iOS gadgets. Thanks on your understanding and we’ll see you within the Enviornment.”
Kotaku reached out to Zynga for remark.
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Except for the closed beta, Star Wars: Hunters has been MIA since its February 2021 announcement throughout a Nintendo Direct presentation. On the time, all we noticed was a short teaser trailer earlier than some official gameplay footage arrived in September of the identical 12 months. Instantly after that, NaturalMotion and Zynga went darkish, speaking little or no concerning the mission. Now we all know why: The sport wants extra time within the oven.