In late 2020, at The Game Awards, designer Saber Interactive revealed Evil Dead: The Game, an asymmetric multiplayer frightfulness game inspired by titles like Dead by Daylight and Friday the thirteenth: The Game. Evil Dead: The Game has since affirmed that Ash Williams actor Bruce Campbell will be included in the game, as well as many of the series' original cast. However as Evil Dead: The Game's release window approached, on various occasions, the game has been delayed - - and it appears it's doing so again.
According to an official announcement made via Evil Dead: The Game's Twitter account, it will as of now not be released in February. The main reason refered to for the delay is that the advancement team at Saber Interactive wants to "convey the most ideal experience," which is engineer shorthand for any number of reasons. At the extremely least, it tends to be assumed Saber will take the extra time before launch to make Evil Dead: The Game better compared to it would have been otherwise.
Shockingly, it has already announced Evil Dead: The Game's new release date. It's anything but a tremendous delay, yet Evil Dead fans will certainly be waiting surprisingly long. Evil Dead: The Game will now arrive on May 13, a delay of more than two and a half months. May 13, perhaps not coincidentally, happens to be a Friday the thirteenth.
Since Evil Dead fans have been looking forward to February for some time, Saber does want to offer something during the month Evil Dead: The Game should launch. As such, Saber has affirmed that it will be sharing another trailer for Evil Dead: The Game in February. It's not a lot, but rather it's more than nothing. The trailer will ideally make it easier for Evil Dead fans to stay patient until mid-May.
Evil Dead: The Game isn't the main title delaying itself out of early 2022. Several releases are escaping the long periods of February and March. While most are citing the requirement for additional advancement time, it merits acknowledging that these months are packed with major releases, as Pokemon Legends Arceus, Dying Light 2, Horizon Forbidden West, and Elden Ring. A May release will give Evil Dead: The Game space to move around.
A May launch will also give Saber considerably more time to share information about Evil Dead: The Game and develop some fervor. The delay probably caused advertising for the game to be pushed back, yet and still, after all that there's been little publicity worked for what could be a major release with the right push.