In terms of the upcoming pipeline of announcements underway for the Life is Strange IP, not all is involved with developer Dontnod Entertainment. Firstly, team Deck Nine Studios (Life is Strange: Before the Storm) is working on a new entry, Life is Strange: True Colors. The game follows a new character Alex as she returns to her home town upon unearthing her new ability to sense people’s emotions telepathically.
However, the original developer is involved with Life is Strange Remastered Collection. Scheduled to launch this September alongside Life is Strange: True Colors, it is a reworking of the original release with better optimizations for last-generation and current machines. Additionally, Nintendo recently announced that the game is expecting a Nintendo Switch release as well.
But, Dontnod Entertainment announced on Wednesday that Life is Strange Remastered Collection will be missing its promised release later this fall in favor for a new arrival landing next year in 2022.
“Due to the ongoing challenges of the worldwide pandemic, we want to alleviate any additional pressure on the Life is Strange team by giving more time between the release of Life is Strange: True Colors and the Life is Strange Remastered Collection,” the team explains in the letterhead. “For this reason, we have made the difficult decision to delay the release of the Life is Strange: Remastered Collection for all platforms.”
While Deck Nine Games plans to go forward with its planned DLC ‘Life is Strange: Wavelengths’ for Life is Strange: True Colors, there is more upsetting news: the Nintendo Switch version is not shipping in September. “Life is Strange: True Colors for Nintendo Switch is running a little late. We won’t be quite ready to release on September 10 – but we still plan to release this year.”
While Square Enix continues to green light more releases for the Life is Strange IP, developer Dontnod Entertainment does not include the franchise as part of its growing release roadmap. In an interview with IGN, the firm explained it wanted to expand with new IPs. You can read the full report by heading here.
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Life is Strange Remastered Collection is to ship sometime in 2022 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Stadia.