Styx: Shards of Darkness has been delayed to early 2017, Cyanide Studios and Focus Home Interactive have announced. The game was previously scheduled to release later this year.
"With this new episode of Styx we updated our engine from Unreal 3 to Unreal 4," explained Patrick Pligersdorffer, boss of developer Cyanide. "This update has brought so much to the Styx series, from graphical enhancements to new gameplay mechanics and features. The engine transition has required some time for our team to adapt to. We’re dedicated to providing the best stealth experience possible for players, so in agreement with our publisher Focus, we are delaying the game until the first quarter of 2017."
It's not all bad news, though, as the developer released the first gameplay trailer for the game. It shows Styx infiltrating the Port of Korrangar, as part of a mission given by a shadowy client. In addition to sneaking and stealth killing, you will also get to see some of the new gameplay features, including the crafting system.
Styx: Shards of Darkness will be available on PS4, Xbox One and PC.