Situation Update

Apr
10

Situation Update

There should be a dev blog explaining the changes and additions coming with the ‘Blazing Deserts’ DLC right here. Instead, we have some unfortunate news to share this week about the Corona situation.

Overhype Studios is based in Hamburg, Germany. As with many other places around the world, Hamburg has closed all schools, kindergarten and daycare centers, and is asking everyone to self-quarantine as much as possible. As some of us have very young children at home, this has required us to do a balancing act between working and taking care of our children for several weeks now – and likely will continue to do so for some time into the future. As more and more people get sick, we now also have relatives and friends that require our support.

Unfortunately, all of this is impacting on our schedule. We often find ourselves unable to put in the hours of work on the game required, and consequently, we’re now behind schedule. This doesn’t mean that the future of Battle Brothers or the upcoming DLC are in any kind of jeopardy, but there are still some unfortunate implications of this very unique situation in our lives;

  • The ‘Blazing Deserts’ DLC will likely take longer to be finished and may come out later than initially planned for.
  • We can’t keep posting weekly dev blogs, because we can’t keep up pace with new features or changes to report on. As a consequence, we’ll now pause with our weekly dev blogs for a few weeks to gain more ground. We’ll resume our weekly dev blogs on the 1st of May.

It’s disappointing, but it’s just the situation that all of us currently live in. We look forward to when everything goes back to normal. In the meantime, we’ll soldier on as best as we can given the circumstances and look forward to show you more of the exciting things yet to come for a game that we all love. See you soon!

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  • IgorBrehm
    IgorBrehm
    Apr 10, 2020 @ 14:18 pm

    Jaysen, we are all in this situation so it is quite understandable. I do not have children, but also am struggling with home office and taking care of my family, hope this goes away as soon as possible and that you all stay safe and healthy. Good bless

  • laViper
    laViper
    Apr 10, 2020 @ 14:19 pm

    It’s Ok. Having a child or more than one is really problem for doing work in time.
    Anyway it’s better to get a high quality DLC than early but with bugs or without some content.

    I think players will understand and even will be ready to pre-order DLC if needed.

  • juanval
    juanval
    Apr 10, 2020 @ 14:20 pm

    No problem guys. All this situation is affecting million of people. Take your time to support your relatives and my best wishes for all. See you soon ;)

  • smidge
    Apr 10, 2020 @ 14:26 pm

    that’s understable, take care!

  • BaronHarkonnen
    Apr 10, 2020 @ 14:30 pm

    Absolutey understandable, all the best to you guys and family, stay healthy. ( Grüße aus Teneriffa )

  • Monsieur Fourmi
    Monsieur Fourmi
    Apr 10, 2020 @ 14:43 pm

    I wish you the best going through this strange period!
    I hope you and your families will be safe.
    It was not the time to go out for contract anyway ;)

  • KeeperHerr
    Apr 10, 2020 @ 15:21 pm

    If you don’t plan to stop working on DLC, for me you can delay it how much you need.
    Old blizzard always wait with releasing game to state when it was excelent, just do the same ;)

    If I may suggest. I know some of people can get this wrong, but anyway.
    Did you consider late game crisis like ‘Pandemic’? I know that real situation aren’t fun. But why don’t use it somehow? there is game where we play as virus and try to kill humanity.
    Meybe crisis about pandemy can be good idea?
    For example, traits about being sick for 10-20 or more days. light, medium, lethal. With possibility of cure of course. No one like when great bro die by rng.
    Caravan escort mission would be double or triple pay now, and only manage to supply city normaly? Making cities almost empty in some sort of equpiment.
    Or closed shops? 5x times more expensive healings?
    Make some target, crazy cultist who summon the plague, and we need to find and stop them?

  • dadg12346
    Apr 10, 2020 @ 16:19 pm

    Take all the time you need don’t feel pressured by our expectations.

  • RusBear
    RusBear
    Apr 10, 2020 @ 16:26 pm

    We all unserstand. Family always first. In this hard times when people better then ever shows their “nature” – who helped free in hospitals who making buisnes on masks. Take care, self and your family. Even such great game can wait.

  • Toborthe8thman
    Apr 10, 2020 @ 20:32 pm

    Wishing you all the best and thanks for the update.

  • JCSato
    JCSato
    Apr 10, 2020 @ 22:10 pm

    If anything, surprised this didn’t happen earlier. Stay healthy and take your time, guys!

  • ForceEcho
    ForceEcho
    Apr 11, 2020 @ 11:42 am

    Stay safe and God bless us all.

  • Melchior
    Melchior
    Apr 11, 2020 @ 15:51 pm

    Understandable ! Take your time with the release, guys. And good luck with the hard times ahead.
    Take care.

  • Bering
    Bering
    Apr 13, 2020 @ 14:50 pm

    Take your time. And stay safe

  • Kar305
    Apr 20, 2020 @ 8:00 am

    Hey, you guys keep at it! Stay strong and keep the pace you can go without harming yourself or your loved ones. After all, no team = no game!

    We’re with you all!

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