Those of you who were awaiting Larian Studios’ tactics game Divinity: Fallen Heroes may have to wait a bit longer. Actually, make that a lot longer.
Today, the developer put out a joint statement alongside Logic Artists, confirming that the game is now in indefinite delay. The team notes that it’s currently “on hold,” with no date as to when it will revisit development.
“Originally scheduled for a November 2019 release, it has become clear to everyone involved that the game will need far greater development time and resources than are available now to bring it to fruition, in a fun and sustainable way,” the team stated. They went on to apologize to all the fans who have been eagerly awaiting this game. Larian simply explained that they believe “bringing Fallen Heroes to fans should be done in a timeline that allows it to be developed soundly.”
Additionally, they made sure to note that they do plan to come back to Divinity: Fallen Heroes one day. “We value the work that everyone has put in to Fallen Heroes, and though we lament its status as of now, we all agree that there’s a great game in there that will sometime reach the players who await it.”
Baldur’s Gate 3 is still coming, right?
Yes. For the time being, Larian says they will be focusing on the much-anticipated Baldur’s Gate 3. Meanwhile, Logic Artists will continue working on their own Expeditions games. “As an independent developer ourselves,” Larian noted, “we understand and value the importance of a developer investing into their own IPs.”
Logic Artists also had a mini-statement. “There’s no doubt we’ve learned much that will benefit our own projects in the future. We’ll always be grateful for that experience.”
The full statement is here. While some fans are no doubt crushed by the game’s shelving, it does allow the team to crank out Baldur’s Gate 3 in a timely fashion. We can only hope it doesn’t take these teams too long to return to Fallen Heroes.