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Necropolis has been delayed on consoles


Earlier this year Harebrained Schemes’ co-op action roguelike Necropolis was delayed on PC so that it could have a simultaneous launch on PS4 and Xbox One, as per an agreement with publisher Bandai Namco. Unfortunately, things don’t always go according to plan and the console launch is still going to be several weeks after Necropolis comes to PC and Mac on 12th July.

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Necropolis will support four-player co-op.

A spokesperson for the studio confirmed to Eurogamer that Necropolis’ launch is “PC on July 12th, consoles are later this summer” and that the developer won’t have console code for “several weeks”.

It’s unclear if the PC version’s delay was in vain, though at the time Harebrained Schemes said “we believe this is absolutely the right decision, and that the additional time will make for an even better Necropolis for consoles AND for PC” so it’s quite likely the delay helped the developer polish that up a bit.

Despite the simultaneous multiplatform launch not happening, Harebrained Schemes confirmed to us that “Bandai is definitely still publishing the console versions of the game.”

Those playing on PC or Mac will be able to snag Necropolis on Thursday for £22.99 on Steam.

For more on Necropolis, I went hands-on with it when it was less than five months into development. At the time Necropolis still felt a little rough, but it was up to some very interesting things that left me quite excited to see how the game would shape up.