Replaced, the promising Xbox exclusive developed by Sad Cat Studios, has been postponed: it won’t make it out before 2023.
Replaced , the interesting action adventure developed by Sad Cat Studios exclusively for Xbox , has been postponed : the game will not be able to come out before 2023 and the authors have written a message to explain the reasons for this decision.
Considered one of the surprises of E3 2021, Replaced has encountered great difficulties due to the fact that the studio that is making it is composed of Belarusian and Ukrainian developers , and the events of the last few months have been quite difficult.
“Unfortunately, the continued war in Ukraine has heavily impacted the development of REPLACED, as most of the team re sides in the neighboring regions. The priority for Sad Cat was for the safety of the team and their families. As a result, part of the team has now relocated and work has only recently restarted on REPLACED.”
“Publisher Coatsink, parent company Thunderful, and developer Sad Cat Studios have decided to move the release to 2023 to ensure that the game is in the best state it can possibly be. We are continuing to work hard to match the quality you’ve come to expect from the trailer, but are prioritizing both the physical and mental health of the developers by not forcing the original deadlines that have been unexpectedly impact ed.”
A similar situation is also involving Mundfish, the Atomic Heart team , which has left Moscow and resumed work on the game.