Conan Chop Chop Sheaths Its Sword for a Little While Longer
What began as an April Fool's joke satirizing roguelikes and the universe of Conan: The Barbarian became an honest-to-goodness game from Mighty Kingdom and Funcom. But what was once funny is slowly turning into a shaggy-dog story for those patiently awaiting Conan Chop Chop's release.
According to Funcom, the game has been delayed. Again. This time without a firm release date.
Conan Chop Chop was originally slated to release in September 2019 for the PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, but it was delayed to February 25 of this year. Now it seems Conan Chop Chop won't release until the nebulous "Q2 2020."
Mighty Kingdom CEO, Philip Mayes, says that the delay is meant to help the development team put the finishing touches on the game's multiplayer. Since Conan Chop Chop is a game for one to four players, and Mayes says online multiplayer needs to be just right.
We are almost at the finish line. The additional time is to ensure that the game is optimized for online multiplayer, and to give us a chance to add some polish here and there. It’s basically all about getting that final Chop in place. This isn’t merely a one-chop game. This is Conan Chop Chop, and that necessitates extra attention to detail.
Conan Chop Chop joins a growing laundry list of games seeing delays in 2020. Earlier this year, CD Projekt Red delayed Cyberpunk 2077 for further playtesting and polishing, and just before that the Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Marvel's Avengers were delayed by Square-Enix.
In January, we were lucky enough to get our hands on a preview build of Conan Chop Chop, and while it might not live forever, it is a fun co-op experience. Our full impressions can be seen here, where we said:
It's a goofy little couch co-op game that will definitely provide you and your friends with some mindless entertainment. If developer Mighty Kingdom is able to provide some support for the game and help beef up how much the player can do, then Conan Chop Chop has the chance to become something special.
Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more on Conan Chop Chop as it develops. Hopefully, it won't be news of further delays.