biomutant development experiment 101 not canceled release date

Biomutant Team Assures Game Is Still in Development After Long Silence

Experiment 101 has moved to assure fans that its “kung fu fable RPG” Biomutant remains in development, but the team is not yet ready to commit to a release date.

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Via a message on Twitter, the developer pointed to the “long, challenging, and unpredictable” process of finishing a game as the reason for the protracted development. These typical challenges are exacerbated by the “sheer size, magnitude, and length of Biomutant,” according to the post.

Meanwhile, publisher THQ Nordic also highlighted the small team size of “around 20 people” as a reason that “finalization takes longer than with a larger team.”

As a result, no release estimate is forthcoming at the present time, with both the developer and publisher saying that a date will only be provided when the team is certain of meeting it while also ensuring that the project lives up to fan expectations.

The update, slight as it is, is the first official word from Experiment 101 since Gamescom last year.

Biomutant was first announced in August 2017. The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where noxious substances are poisoning the Tree of Life, and players must decide whether to save it while also balancing the whims of a number of different tribes. Biomutant is currently expected to launch on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.


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Editor and Contributor of The Escapist: Damien Lawardorn has been writing about video games since 2010, including a 1.5 year period as Editor-in-Chief of Only Single Player. He’s also an emerging fiction writer, with a Bachelor of Arts with Media & Writing and English majors. His coverage ranges from news to feature interviews to analysis of video games, literature, and sometimes wider industry trends and other media. His particular interest lies in narrative, so it should come as little surprise that his favorite genres include adventures and RPGs, though he’ll readily dabble in anything that sounds interesting.