Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals has been delayed to 2023 to make it Night School Studio’s “best game yet.”
Night School Studio shared the update on Twitter, saying the delay was, in part, due to wanting to make it “truly special” and “add more localizations.”
“We owe it to our amazing community to make OXENFREE II: Lost Signals the best game it can possibly be,” Night School Studio wrote. “Seeing your fan art, reading your excited comments, and connecting with you fuels our ambition to make this our best game yet. To make OXENFREE II truly special and add more localizations, we’re moving our release window to 2023.
“Thank you for your patience, support, and understanding. We can’t wait to share the game with you. Stay tuned.”
Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals was first announced for a 2021 release on Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, and Steam, and it will serve as a sequel set five years after the events of the original 2016 supernatural teen drama game.
This new story will follow Riley, who “returns to her hometown of Camena to investigate mysterious radio frequency signals causing curious disturbances.”
In our Oxenfree 2 hands-off preview, we said, “the promise of its expanded potential seemed clear in just this brief section.” Night School also noted that it is “aiming to deepen the promise of player agency and choice within an authored world and story, and do that in ways that extend beyond choosing dialogue options during a conversation.”
If you have yet to play the original Oxenfree, be sure to check out our review and the news that a special Netflix edition of Oxenfree is now available to all subscribers at no extra cost.
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