The overall sentiment is that Immortals is well-received but you only have one chance to make a first impression. Therefore, they are delaying the release date of Immortals of Aveum in order to add that extra layer of polish to the game.
Immortals of Aveum will now release on August 22nd, 2023 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on EA App, Steam, and Epic Game Store.
A Message From Bret and the Ascendant Studios Team
Hey Battle mages,
Your reactions to Immortals of Aveum™ over the past few weeks has been incredibly inspiring – from our trailer at the PlayStation Showcase, and the recent hands-on previews, to the latest gameplay reveal, and being named one of the most anticipated games from Summer Game Fest. It’s been amazing.
As you know, this is our first game as a self-funded independent studio. We set out five years ago to ambitiously make an original Magic FPS in a new fantasy world. Along the way, we worked through a pandemic, built a new team, developed on Unreal Engine 5.1 and pushed the boundaries of what we thought was possible. Now, the finish line is in sight.
The recent feedback to the game proves to us what we already felt: that Immortals of Aveum is something special. In order to realize our full vision, we are going to take a few extra weeks, making our new launch date Tuesday, August 22nd. This will give us time to further polish the game, finish optimizing all platforms, and deliver a strong launch. We owe it to ourselves and to you to get this right.
Stay tuned for more info about the game in the coming weeks, and thank you for taking part in this journey with us!Bret and the Ascendant Team
The vibe I’m getting is that the studio is confident in their game and that they really want their first game to be the best it can be. A lot of games are released in the “good enough” state, however, you only get one chance to make a first impression. While Ascendant Studios is an independent development studio (indy), they are here to deliver a quality AAA game. And I’m gonna riff off FreeGuy here but it’s like they are saying; “Don’t have a good game, have a GREAT game”.