More than two years after the release of Deltarune Chapter 2, creator Toby Fox has shared an update, explaining how development for the final three chapters is going, including an updated release plan that will make the game available to purchase once Chapter 4 is completed. .
In a blog post, Fox revealed that development on Chapter 5 was taking longer than expected. With Chapter 3 almost complete and a significant portion of Chapter 4 already completed, Fox announced that the new plan is to release Chapters 3 and 4 together and make the game purchasable. This is a slight change from Fox’s original plan, where it revealed in 2021 that it wanted to release Chapters 3, 4, and 5 simultaneously.
“My original plan was to publish chapters 3, 4 and 5 together,” Fox wrote. “However, the finish line for Chapter 5 is still quite far away…and I don’t think anyone really wants to wait that long to release anything. Especially me.”
In an effort to speed up Deltarune’s development process, Fox revealed that it has hired a new producer who will allow Fox to “accelerate the overall development of the game for future chapters.”
The first chapter of Deltarune was released in 2018, with Chapter 2 having a surprise release, announced during Undertale’s sixth anniversary celebration in 2021. Yet its long development is no surprise since Fox revealed in 2020 that the RPG was much more difficult to develop than his. previous project, Undertale, due to “the complexity of the new systems, plots and graphics”.
Taylor is a journalist at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.