Canadian indie studio Bishop Games has announced that its 2D platformer Light Fall has been delayed to April on Nintendo Switch and PC. In addition, the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game are currently on hold, with their release on the platforms depending on the game's sales on the other platforms.
Our initial release target was end of March, our plan was spoiled by an untimely crash bug that started to occur randomly. The bug is triggered in transitions between a level and a cutscene or between a level and the menu, but also doesn't happen all the time.
This, obviously, means that we failed to obtain a 'Gold' version of the game. We are currently working hard to fix this issue, which is the last obstacle standing in our way. It's unfortunate, but these things happen and we just have to buckle up and deal with it. It's hard to say when exactly the release will be, because the submission process is not that simple, but we are targeting the first two weeks of April. Obviously, an update will follow as soon as we have more details on the situation.
We realize that we have talked about PS4 and Xbox One in the past. Several times, even. But sometimes... plans change and partnerships develop and evolve unexpectedly. This is what happened with Nintendo. It's true that we're launching on Switch and PC first, but it doesn't mean we have forgotten about PS4 and X1. We will see how the sales go and we will adjust our strategy accordingly. Rest assured that these two consoles are definitely our next target.
Light Fall follows the story of a young boy and his quest through Numbra, the land of eternal night, to be reunited with his dearest friend who vanished in the darkness. With the aid of the magical Shadow Core, a player-controllable platform, follow his courageous journey across an entire continent, braving war and ancient enemies, led only by a glimmer of a hope. Stryx the old and grumpy owl, will be there as well; but depending on his mood, he'll either offer useful advice or bluntly mock the boy's failures.
Expected more details on the release of Light Fall in the coming weeks.