The dinosaur drama game Goodbye Volcano High is delayed to 2022 alongside a narrative reboot by a separate team, Sweet Baby Inc., however the reasoning behind the narrative reboot remains unclear.
When the game was originally announced, it drew controversy because the story was penned by former Kotaku writer Kate Gray, who previously published an article featuring pornographic images of underage Harry Potter characters in defense of more sexual content and even pornography in video games.
The images were removed and Kotaku later apologized for the content, and now Kate is seemingly not working on Goodbye Volcano High – so it does seem like this could be the reason behind the reboot of the game’s story.
“In addition to Global Events™️, 2020 saw us rebooting the narrative of our game,” the developer said in the update. “Those two factors have delayed our release timeline. So we are making what we’re sure is by now an expected announcement: Goodbye Volcano High will be a 2022 title, not a 2021 one.”
They added, “It’s been a really hard year for many reasons, and the mental and physical health of the team has to come first. We don’t want to crunch, and we don’t want to put ourselves in stressful situations to finish the game by 2021 when we can take a little more time. We love the community that we’ve fostered through developing Goodbye Volcano High, and we hope it isn’t too much of a bummer to have to wait a little longer for the dino drama. Thank you to those who have been supporting us since day one and to those who have joined us along the way. We really appreciate you and your support. We love making this game and we’re lucky we have a chance to make it!”
Goodbye Volcano High is currently in development for Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.