Publisher Cygames and developer Cygames Osaka announced Granblue Fantasy: Relink is delayed to 2023.
While Granblue Fantasy: Relink is delayed to 2023, the game is forgoing its previously planned 2022 release on Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. Cygames noted the game had to be delayed due to development issues stemming from COVID-19.
Here’s a new trailer shared alongside the delay:
— グランブルーファンタジー リリンク (@gbf_relink_jp) June 10, 2022
Here’s the word from producer Yuito Kimura:
Granblue Fantasy: Relink is delayed to 2023
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 a 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!
Producer Yuito Kimura