Initially expected to launch at the end of 2016, Styx: Shards of Darkness will finally arrive during Q1 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, Cyanide Studios has announced.
Developed with Unreal 4, Styx: Shards of Darkness is an ambitious new sequel to the popular Styx series and will come with a lot of new features, some of which are highlighted in Shards of Darkness‘s first gameplay video.
“With this new episode of Styx we updated our engine from Unreal 3 to Unreal 4,” explains Patrick Pligersdorffer, CEO at Cyanide Studio.
“This update has brought so much to the Styx series, from graphical enhancements to new gameplay mechanics and features. The engine transition has required some time for our team to adapt to. We’re dedicated to providing the best stealth experience possible for players, so in agreement with our publisher Focus, we are delaying the game until the first quarter of 2017.”
Additionally, Cyanide Studios also released the first gameplay video for Shards of Darkness showcasing the goblin hero as it sneaks, climbs, swings and kills through the port of Korrangar.
Styx: Shards of Darkness is expected to release early 2017 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC with players able to pre-order the game to get exclusive access to the Akenash set.