Digimon Survive was announced in July of 2018, and it promised a brand-new simulation role-playing game that would release for home consoles and PC at some point in 2019; unfortunately, however, this wasn't the case.
Ever since the game was announced, it seems like it has been in development Hell; constantly being delayed and still without an official release date from the developers — although when the game was first delayed, Bandai Namco and developer Witchcraft did reassure that the game would hit store shelves in 2020.
Now it seems that fans of the Digimon series will have to keep waiting for the game to release, as the latest issue of Famitsu Magazine reports that Digimon Survive has been delayed indefinitely — which is not only unfortunate, but also quite disappointing news for players.
It is unknown if the cause of the delay was due to the infamous Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, but it could well be the case when considering the huge amount of video game-related projects that have been delayed because of this very reason. We'll just have to keep our eyes peeled for some official announcement from Bandai Namco and/or developer Witchcraft.
UPDATE: Bandai Namco has reached out to Siliconera, stating that Digimon Survive hasn't been delayed, and that this all was a misunderstanding caused by a typo on the latest issue of Famitsu Magazine — as the game is still expected to release this year; no official release date, though.
Digimon Survive sees a brand-new group of teenagers, led by Takuma Momozuka, get lost on a school camping trip, finding them transported to a strange new world of monsters and danger. As they fight their way back home through an animated world of difficult decisions and deadly battles, players’ choices throughout the game will impact the evolution of their monster allies, and the final ending. Battles in the game are fought in 2D, in a more classic SRPG style.
Digimon Survive is expected to release for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC in 2020.