The upcoming multiplayer dragon-riding shooter won't take flight in April as originally planned.

Century: Age of the Ashes Delayed Following Beta Feedback

The upcoming multiplayer dragon-riding shooter won't take flight in April as originally planned.

Century: Age of the Ashes, the upcoming dragon dogfighting game from Playwing, has been delayed for further polish following recent closed beta feedback. The development team announced the news via Twitter, citing the intention to “improve the epic dragons’ battles.” 

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The game, aesthetically reminiscent of the classic Panzer Dragoon series but completely different in almost every other way, was set to release in Steam Early Access sometime in April 2021. Currently, the development team does not have a new launch date in mind (at least not shared publicly), but they hope to still release it sometime this year. 

The full statement reads: 

The entire team at Playwing Bordeaux was not expecting such success from the closed beta. For 10 days, more than 250,000 people registered on Steam to play our brand new game. Thank you to each and every one of you who participated nad who gave feedback!

We received thousands of messages from players all around the world. We are continuing to monitor them, and we are investigatin the way to improve the epic dragons’ battles. 

Therefore, we have decided to postpone the release of the Century: Age of the Ashes Early Access. Our goal is to release the game in 2021. We are doing our absolute best to make it work. 

We want to thank you all for your support. We are looking forward to sharing with you what we’re working on. 

While it may be a bummer for some fans looking forward to Century: Age of the Ashes, it’s likely this delay will only benefit the game and community in the long run. We’ll provide updates when Playwing shares more. 

We went hands-on with Century: Age of the Ashes earlier this year, and while we weren’t a big fan of the name, we mostly enjoyed our time with it. If you’re interested in finding out more about its classes and mechanics, check out our impressions here. You can add the game to your wishlist by visiting its Steam page


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