In a blog post from developer Thomas Happ, it was revealed that Axiom Verge 2 has been delayed to Q3 2021. The reason for the delay is kept short and simple, with Happ noting they need more time and that the game will be “better for the additional time”. 

Axiom Verge 2 Delayed to Q3 2021

Axiom Verge 2 has been delayed to Q3 2021, with news of the delay courtesy of developer Thomas Happ.

To mitigate any disappointment gamers may feel regarding the delay, Happ shared the exciting news that the documentary about the making of Axiom Verge (previously included with the Multiverse Edition of Axiom Verge and available for purchase on Steam) will now be available for free on Steam. 

It’ll also be available for free on the Epic Games Store, and Happ noted that they partnered with IGN to post the documentary to IGN’s YouTube channel. Essentially, there are plenty of options available if you want to watch the documentary and learn more about the creation of Axiom Verge!

Dissecting the Axiom Verge 2 delay, Happ wrote in the Axiom Verge 2 blog... 

“I thought I was being really cautious and conservative when I posted toward the end of last year that Axiom Verge 2 would be delayed until the first half of 2021. I wanted to say Q1 but decided to hedge myself just in case.

Well, I should have hedged a bit more. As you may have seen on IGN already, I regret to announce that I will need to delay the release of Axiom Verge 2 one more time, to Q3 2021. I feel like I am channeling one of the heroes of the games industry, Mr. Iwata, when I ask you to please understand,” Happ explained.

“I could go into a long spiel about why it’s taking longer than I originally forecast, but I don’t want to get too bogged down into technical details. Suffice it to say that the game will be better for the additional time, and I won’t have to burn myself out crunching to hit a date that I set for myself.

Still, I know a lot of people will be disappointed. So I’m going to try and make it up to you with some free stuff that some of you may already have. One of the positive things that came out of our disastrous foray into the world of retail was a behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of Axiom Verge.

It was filmed and directed by 2 Player Productions, whom you may know from their work on the Double Fine Adventure documentary, Mojang: The Story of Minecraft, and many others.

We included it on a Blu-ray disc in the Axiom Verge: Multiverse Edition and later made it available for separate purchase on Steam. By way of apology for the delay, I am hereby permanently setting the price for the documentary to $0.00 on Steam.

In addition, it will soon be available on the Epic Games Store, and I’ll announce it on Twitter when it goes live. And if you’re only interested in streaming it, we’ve partnered with IGN to post it to their YouTube channel. I hope you can make some time to watch it.

As always, I am extremely grateful that people care enough about this project of mine that a post like this is even necessary. Axiom Verge 2 really will be here before you know it.”

If you’re curious about other blog entries, or you want to read the blog post on the blog itself, you can click here to navigate over to Happ’s blog post about the Axiom Verge 2 delay.

All in all, when it comes to delays it’s totally understandable to recognize a game needing more time, and developers not wanting to burn themselves out trying to meet a deadline.

It’s better to delay the game and have that extra time to make the game better as opposed to releasing the game too soon and it needing a number of patches to get it to where it’s supposed to be. 

We appreciate the transparency from Thomas Happ over the Axiom Verge 2 delay, and we’re extremely excited to hear the documentary about the making of Axiom Verge is being made available for free.

For updates on Axiom Verge 2, be sure to follow Thomas Happ on Twitter. Also keep an eye out for more Axiom Verge 2 news here at Prima Games! 

Related: Hatoful Boyfriend and Holiday Star to be Delisted From iOS, Android, PS Store