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‘Syberia 3’ Delayed, Creator Benoit Sokal ‘Disappointed’

‘Syberia 3’ Delayed, Creator Benoit Sokal ‘Disappointed’
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‘Syberia 3’ Delayed, Creator Benoit Sokal ‘Disappointed’

Syberia 3, point-and-click adventure game from developer Microids, has been delayed to 2017.

The game, previously scheduled to release this December, is the third installment in the critically acclaimed series that focuses on themes of self-identity and historical legacies.

In a press release, Microids VP Elliot Grassiano revealed that the delay was due to developers’ desire to “bring even more depth” to the game. “We are aware that fans around the world are eager to embody Kate Walker again but we need additional time to provide them with an adventure that can live up to their expectations in this fascinating universe,” Grassiano said.

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Benoit Sokal, creator of Syberia, confessed that he is “disappointed” with the delay. However, Sokal is “also relieved that Microïds has taken the decision to postpone the game’s launch because it is essential to offer players the best gaming experience possible.”

Sokal further says in the press release that they are continuing to add more cinematics, additional scenes, and extra voice-over languages. Adding such huge content means more effort and time required from the development team.

The Syberia games tell the story of Kate Walker discovering mysterious locations by solving puzzles and conversing with people. The third game begins when a caravan of the Youkol people discovers her nearly dead body on the shore.

Syberia 3 will now be available on the first quarter of 2017 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Mac.

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