On Monday, Stutter Fox Studios announced that Falling Frontier will be delayed until sometime in 2022.
After winning “Most Anticipated Indie Game” at the E3 Award Show, gamers eagerly waited for the release of the sci-fi RTS by the end of this year. Unfortunately, players will have to look to Q2 of next year before getting the game.
Why Delay The Game?
There is only a single developer behind the entire game, Todd D’Arcy. “Most of Falling Frontier’s systems are in place for our Early Access launch, but I want to take the necessary time to get the game to its best possible state before players get their hands on it,” said the developer.
“There’s still so much more I’ve got planned for the game after it hits Early Access, and my publisher, Hooded Horse, has been very supportive of delaying the game to polish it as needed. Falling Frontier is my dream game, and it’s very exciting to have the time to fully realize systems like orbital bombardment and search and rescue, and most importantly, to ensure the storyline campaign ‘Titan Rising’ delivers the kind of experience players have been looking forward to.”
New Mechanics Revealed
Therefore, the delay will allow D’Arcy to further refine the storyline campaign centered around a war between Mars and Titan. The new trailer also revealed new ships, facilities and game mechanics. The most prominent mechanic demonstrated in the trailer is the search and rescue system.
In Falling Frontier, the officers aboard ships influence the performance of the craft. When a ship takes damage, mostly during battle, crew members sustain injuries or even die. Surviving crew can escape through escape pods. Those pods can then be picked up by any faction before they run out of supplies. Interrogating survivors can enable the player to discover everything from new technology to enemy base locations.
The publisher of Falling Frontier, Hooded Horse, favors delaying the game and allowing D’Arcy more time to finish the game properly. Hopefully, this becomes a standard in the gaming industry, preventing any future Cyberpunk 2077 from seeing the light of day.
You can wishlist Falling Frontier on Steam here or GOG here.