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Sherlock Holmes Chapter One last-gen release delayed

Current-gen and PC are tracking as expected.

Sherlock Holmes Chapter One on last-gen consoles has been delayed, developer Frogwares today confirmed.

The delay does not impact the game’s current-gen and PC releases, currently scheduled for sometime near the end of 2021.

The last-gen delay “came after extensive testing and discussion between QA, team leads, and the heads of the studio,” Frogwares said in a statement. “Internally the move is seen to benefit players with a better quality game all around as well as the dev team who will now be focusing on shipping for three platforms instead of five.”

“We have a release date trailer all locked in and scheduled to air on Thursday, 16th of September, but we wanted to tell players now that the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game won’t be part of this first launch,” added Frogwares’ Sergey Oganesyan. “We’d rather be open with you about it now than have it appear out of the blue, hidden at the end of an announcement or a trailer.

“We understand some players will be upset about this news, but we made the decision with you first in mind. Rest assured, we are not canceling these versions. We only need more time and a little breathing room for our team to wrap these up properly. We are talking a few weeks at most, but this is still to be seen.”

Update: The trailer mentioned by Oganesyan has been released. It’s below.

We’ll let you know when a release date for Sherlock Holmes Chapter One is set on PC, Xbox Series S & X and PS5.


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