Melbourne, Australia - July 7, 2022 - We’ll dive right into why we’re here: the launch date for Wayward Strand is now going to be September 15. Wayward Strand is a simultaneously-told story of compassion, aging, coming of age, and more. This is the debut game from newly formed Australian indie studio, Ghost Pattern aiming to launch on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One X, and Windows. The team has been working diligently on making this unique, heartfelt story as perfect as possible. With over 25,000+ dialogue lines, real-time actions to coordinate for 14 characters across ~3 hours and a small independent team with a unique vision, there is a lot to take into account! It’s become clear now that more time is needed to get all of it exactly right. Caring for our characters, team, and you, dear audience, has been among our top priorities from the start, which means not giving into crunch, nor releasing too soon.
You can read their full statement here on the Steam Blog
To craft then deliver an honest story, it’s important to be honest to ourselves and our audience, which is why they have chosen to delay the launch by a little bit. We’re so grateful for the support and patience so far, we just ask for a little bit more. Trust us when we say, we've come to appreciate time and how valuable it is, especially when thinking in multi-linear!