Vampyr screenshot of an attack in the middle of the night

Vampyr is an upcoming vampire themed RPG from Dontnod, the developers you might know from their work on Life is Strange and Remember Me. We'll be playing as a doctor trying to deal with a mysterious plague sweeping through the entirety of London, while simultaneously attempting to manage our vampiric curse that forces us to feed on human blood in order to survive. If you focus too much on saving the city you might just find yourself too weak to continue due to starvation, but if you feed too much on your fellow citizens there are going to be riots and organized militia roaming the city, fully determined to stamp out any and all vampires. Its an interesting conundrum to say the least, and I'm genuinely curious to see how Dontnot will approach it.

Unfortunately, it would appear we're going to have to wait for a little while longer in order to see what Vampyr is all about since the developers have just recently announced a delay. According to the official post you can expect Vampyr to arrive on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in the spring of 2018, though no exact date has been given just yet.

As you might imagine, Vampyr is being delayed in order to give the developers enough time to polish it up, as well as work out all of the kinks in its narrative. If you're interested in the full quote, you'll find it right below, though don't expect much in terms of new information:

"Delaying the release of a project you hold dear is always a tough decision. However, we believe that meeting a deadline should never compromise quality. We were still convinced just a few weeks ago that we would be able to release Vampyr this year. Unfortunately, a technical issue - now solved - has set our teams' schedule back at the end of the development.

This delay allows us enough time for all the polishing and balancing phase, much needed for a game of Vampyr's scope, with its ambitious, semi-open world, its complex narrative and deep RPG mechanics that give players a real impact on the world.

We want to thank our publisher Focus Home Interactive for giving us the means and time necessary to provide players a memorable experience... especially since so many of you are eagerly waiting for it."

And finally, allow me to leave you with one of the most recent trailers. It doesn't feature any gameplay, but it should give you a pretty damn good idea of just what kind of tone Vampyr is going for. Enjoy!

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