Ori And The Blind Forest Delayed

Developer Moon Studios have announced that they are delaying the release of Ori and the Blind Forest until early 2015, saying that the game needs to be more polished before they are comfortable releasing it. You can see what the game currently looks like below. As Moon Studios has said on their website:

“While we’re extremely excited for all of you to get your hands on Ori and the Blind Forest as soon as possible, we made the decision together with our partners at Microsoft Studios that we’ll need just a little more time in order to add a final layer of polish to – what we hope – will be an unforgettable gaming experience.”

The developers have previously described Ori and the Blind Forest as a “genremix”, and have said that it is a Metroidvania style game with a deeper focus on platforming with some light RPG mixed in. Speaking about the game, Moon Studios have said that you will play as a forest spirit in a coming of age story somewhat inspired by The Lion King. As the developers have said:

“Remember the first time you played Zelda or Metroid when you were a child? We hope that years from now, people will also remember the first time they got to play Ori and the Blind Forest.”

Stylistically, the game already looks great, so it remains to be seen what exactly needs to be polished off. However, since Ori and the Blind Forest is already looking great, any and all improvements that will be made to the game will more than likely make it a game worth remembering. Originally supposed to be released sometime this fall for Xbox One and PC, the game can be expected to come out early 2015 for both platforms. Shortly thereafter, it is scheduled to be released on Xbox 360, although it isn’t clear how the push back for the Xbox One and PC versions will affect this release. It hasn’t yet been announced whether or not the game will be released on other platforms. You can check out some screen shots of the game over on its official website.