Replay Games has decided to hold off releasing the Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded reboot which they Kickstarted back in April 2012.
So why the delay? According to Replay, they have uncovered a stack of bugs and they need more time to polish the game before releasing it. It sound like there were more than just a few bugs found based on the statement they released this evening.
Due to the pure number of bugs found in the PC version alone (Mac version is being tested now,but not via Steam), we’re having to delay the game, yet again, until the end of June. I can’t tell you how many phone calls, arguments, and heart breaking conversations I’ve had with my advisors on this. I SERIOUSLY wanted this game out by the end of May because we’ve postponed it more times than Larry’s been rejected. Ok, well, maybe not THAT many, but still….we’ve had some delays.
Sure, we COULD release the game at the end of the month, but we’d be shipping it with bugs. Things like: the wrong line being spoken, Larry walking through a table in the cabaret, missing sound effects in the tutorial, no music in certain spots, and Larry’s scaling needing fine-tuning. While some of these may seem trivial, we have ONE SHOT at getting this game right, and it will set the bar for quality for all future Larry games to come.
The good news is that we have developer that is actually making the effort to get a polished game out the door. The delay may be frustrating, but not half as frustrating as playing a game riddled with bugs.
Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded will be available for PC priced $19.99 at some point in June.