Xbox One game “Delayed Indefinitely” days before release

A major Xbox One game has been delayed indefinitely, days before release. Slowly but surely, the industry is moving on from Xbox One and PS4. Right now, the majority of game releases are cross-gen, but this will change sooner rather than later. In the meantime, if you were looking forward to playing Sherlock Holmes: Chapter 1 on Xbox One we have some bad news. It’s no longer coming to Xbox One. In six days, on April 28, it will be released via PS4. The Xbox One version has been “delayed indefinitely.”

According to developer Frogwares, all Xbox One users who pre-ordered the game will be refunded. As for why this version is being delayed, it should come as no surprise that it is complicated. Frogwares is located in Kiev, Ukraine, so the ongoing Russian invasion of the country has apparently significantly disrupted development.

“As some of you have pointed out on our socials, we’ve been pretty quiet on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Sherlock Holmes: Chapter 1said Frogwares. The good news is that we will release Sherlock Holmes: Chapter one on PlayStation 4 on April 28, 2022. The bad news is that we unfortunately had to make a difficult decision about the Xbox One version of the game. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Xbox One version of Sherlock Holmes: Chapter 1 has been postponed indefinitely. Let’s explain why. “

“From September last year until February 2022, we worked hard to optimize our games for PC and both old and current generation consoles. During that time, we discovered that the scope of work was greater than estimated. So last year we made the decision to first release the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S versions and work on optimizing the older generation versions. Sherlock Holmes: Chapter 1 on the current generation in october, we continued to work on optimizing the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. We have tried to push as much out of the old generation as possible. A lot of invisible work was done, but also as visible as changes to the city map on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, so that the game could run more smoothly (we cut certain alleys, shortcuts, etc.). And as we got closer and closer to completing these versions, war happened.

To say that the war made an impact on us is probably the understatement of the decade. By keeping our personal and mental situation out of this, the war affected us greatly from a production point of view. From where we stand now, with the resources and manpower we have, we can release the PlayStation 4 version of Sherlock Holmes: Chapter one on 28 April. However, we need to postpone the Xbox One version.

“To say we’re not happy about this is to say it subtly. We want to see our games on as many platforms as possible. We see that there are many of you waiting for the Xbox One version. We are also disappointed because we have invested time and money in this version, which is put on hold indefinitely.It is also money lost from potential future income, which is important for an independent studio like us.If you have pre-ordered Xbox One The version of the game, What Now? Xbox has been informed that you can cancel your order and get a full refund.We know this is not the result you wanted, but we hope this at least throws a little light on what happened. Once again, thank you all for your patience. And thank you all for your kind words and support. That many of you even offered us a place to live in your home is more than ‘wow ‘. And as always, any comments or questions, write away. We will try to answer as quickly and as many of them as we can – life e It’s a little strange at the moment. “

Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One debuted last year via the PC, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC. In other words, it’s available on some Xbox platforms, but at the moment Xbox One is not one of those platforms.