Insurgency: Sandstorm official gameplay screenshot of a ruined village

Insurgency: Sandstorm, the sequel to the surprisingly popular tactical shooter Insurgency, was supposed to arrive on September 18th for PC. Unfortunately, according to a recent developer update, that will not be the case as Insurgency: Sandstorm has been delayed until December 12th.

"This was one of the hardest decisions our team has ever had to make and not one taken lightly. However, we feel it is in the best interest of the game and our community to spend more time working to ensure we deliver the best possible experience," reads the brief announcement. "By extending the beta and moving our launch date to December, the additional time will allow us to make significant improvements to the game with continued input from you."

 "The additional time allows us to target a lower minimum system requirement, address more bugs, work on overall polish, gather additional feedback from the community to refine gameplay, and ensure that highly requested community features which may otherwise have had to be added post launch (such as community servers and custom games) are ready for day 1. We appreciate that these improvements may mean you have to wait a little longer; however we feel it is important that we deliver a game that lives up to your high expectations and that Sandstorm can be deemed a true successor to Insurgency."

If you don't feel like waiting all the way until December, however, you might be interested to hear that the pre-order beta will be up and running until launch. So if you would like to dive into Sandstorm ahead of schedule, as well as help the developers by providing some much-needed feedback, you might want to consider joining the beta. 

You can learn more about Insurgency: Sandstorm, as well as grab yourself a copy, by visiting either the official website or Steam. And just for good measure, allow me to leave you with one of the gameplay trailers. Enjoy!