The upcoming Star Wars themed online multiplayer hero shooter, Star Wars: Hunters, has unfortunately been hit with a delay. Originally meant to release sometime this year an update via the @ZyngaStarWars Twitter account announced the game will now release sometime in 2023.
Their statement reads:
Dear Hunters Fans, we are working tirelessly to achieve out vision for Star Wars: Hunters. Our ambition is to create a competitive battle arena game that will entertain for years to come. To ensure that we meet the high expectations we are setting for fans globally and ourselves as developers, we have made the delay the worldwide launch of Star Wars: hunters.
We invite all players to join us on Vespaara when Star Wars: Hunters launches in 2023 on Nintendo Switch, IOS and Android devices.
We understand game delays are frustrating, however, out top priority is ensuring players will have the best possible experience in the arena.
For those of you who have been able to join us in soft launch, we truly appreciate your support and feedback as we work to make Star Wars: Hunters the best it can be. We will continue to roll out new updates regularly in soft launch territories until worldwide launch, with our next update coming up within the next few weeks.
Thank you for understanding and we’ll see you in the arena.
The game is being developed by Zynga through a partnership with Lucasfilm Games after the Electronic Arts exclusivity deal over the Star Wars license expired. Following popular online hero shooters like Overwatch, Paladins and Team Fortress 2, played will be able to join either The Rebellion or The Empire and battle it out online. Sadly no other ports beyond the three previously mentioned have been announced.
Are you looking forward to Star Wars: Hunters? Or do you think the hero shooter market is already flooded?
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