Digi-Bummer: Digimon Survive Delayed to 2021

Digimon Survive is delayed again, this time thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and development restructuring.

Digimon Survive is delayed to sometime in 2021 for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, Bandai Namco has announced. The development team cited the COVID-19 pandemic for the delay, but it promised new information about the game in Spring 2021.

The game's producer, Kazumasa Habu, said:

We had originally planned to launch Digimon Survive in 2020, but current world events have shifted our development timing and we have made the difficult decision to push Digimon Survive‘s launch to 2021.

Habu mentioned reorganizing the development team on Twitter a few days before the announcement (as translated by Gematsu) and mentioned "refocusing" Digimon Survive's development schedule.

Bandai issued a statement alongside the announcement, saying "Digimon Survive is a highly ambitious project and the development team is dedicated to providing fans with a complete experience at launch."

They've shown that dedication already. Earlier in 2020, the Survive team said they were overhauling development because they thought Survive was turning out "sloppy."

Digimon Survive combines a visual novel experience with tactical gameplay. It follows a group of young people transported to a dangerous new world and the Digi-partners who accompany them and balance their personality foibles.

So far, Bandai Namco has revealed:

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Digimon Survive news as it develops.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Oct. 15th 2020

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