Life Is Strange 2‘s first episode came out in September. While it may not have sat well with everyone, players are anxious to continue the story. Today, Dontnod announced that the second episode, called “Rules,” is coming out in January. It’s just four months after episode 1.
Some fans were complaining online that by the time all of Life Is Strange 2 is out, it will be almost 2020. Furthermore, they also feel they shouldn’t have bought the full game. While this may seem a bit long for some, the developers posted their reasons for taking longer between episodes in their official blog today.
Dontnod Speaks Out
We understand that there are certain expectations that episodes will be released at a similar cadence as previous Life is Strange games have. The ambition of Life is Strange 2, however, means that the previous frameworks no longer apply if we are to meet the quality of play and storytelling that our vision for a game like this demands and that you deserve.
With this in mind, we can now officially say that Episode 2 will be released in January 2019, but more will be unveiled in mid December, this year. We can’t wait to reveal more about ‘Episode 2: Rules’ to you soon! We’re truly very excited to show you what we’ve been working on and what’s in store for Sean and Daniel.
We know what can happen when a game is rushed. It seems Dontnod is committed to taking their time to give us truly polished episodes. Even though this means longer wait times compared to the first Life Is Strange‘s release times, I’m sure it will be worth it. They have assured us a great gameplay experience. As a huge fan of this series, I would rather see them work out all the bugs and polish up what needs to get done instead of rushing it just so people can play it in a timely manner.
A new episode is a great way to kick off 2019 and bring back players who have otherwise been occupied with other big releases. Dontnod also asks fans to stay tuned for more news on episode 2 in mid-December. I am positive it will be worth the wait and look forward to continuing the journey that these two brothers are now on.