Cygames announced Granblue Fantasy Relink has been delayed to 2023. The Granblue Fantasy action RPG will no longer meet the 2022 release window due to various factors including the coronavirus pandemic. Producer Yuito Kimura shared the following statement on behalf of Cygames:
Regarding the Update to the Release Date
The development team has been hard at work getting Granblue Fantasy: Relink ready for its target release date in 2022. We understand the excitement players have for this game, so it is with utmost regret that we announce that the release date will be pushed back a second time to 2023.
Although internal and external circumstances pertaining to the novel coronavirus have been the primary hindrance to the development process, the entire staff has spared no effort in pushing to make up for lost time. However, considering the large-scale scope of this title, we believe more time is needed to further polish and optimize details and gameplay as we approach the final stretch.
All graphical resources, scenario pieces, voices, music, and other assets are in completed state. At this stage, we are focused on refining gameplay balance, debugging, improving audio and graphical fidelity, and making general improvements to the overall experience. We would like to ask for a little more of your patience.
Further information was slated to be revealed in June 2022, but at the moment, our plan is to share more details in December 2022. We can’t wait to show you what we have!
Granblue Fantasy Relink is coming to PS4, PS5, and PC via Steam.