Unfortunate news for horror games fans. If you’re a PS4 or Xbox One owner that planned to play Song of Horror on Halloween, consider that plan scrapped. The developer Protocol Games and publisher Raiser Games have announced that Song of Horror console release date has been pushed back to Q1 2021. It was supposed to be released later this month.
Over on their official Twitter account, Raiser Games wrote that the decision to move Song of Horror console launch to the first quarter of 2021 is due to “multiple factors.” But they noted that one of them is to ensure that they can deliver the best, as close to the PC version, quality for their game.
We want to deliver the best possible quality for the console version, delivering the vision of the original PC release for all our community. It became evident we were not there yet and we do not want to deliver something that risks disappointing you. […] We know this is not good news for many of you, but we believe that the delay will help deliver a better experience, the same experience we think all of you deserve.
Early last month, Raiser Games and Protocol Games promised to launch Song of Horror on PS4 and Xbox One on October 29. This third-person horror game was first launched on PC via Steam on 31 October 2019. It tells the sudden disappearance of a famed writer Sebastian P. Husher along with his entire family. Worried, his editor sent an assistant to his house, but as is the case with any spooky stories, he ends up missing as well. The only thing that came back is just a dark entity known only as The Presence instead.
Song of Horror touted several key features that differentiate it from other “run-and-hide” survival horror titles. First of all, its got a dynamic AI that will try to adapt to your actions and decisions. And second, there’s a total of 13 different playable characters. You will have to investigate the disappearance of Sebastian and The Presence through their eyes. Every character can bring their own unique point of view, allowing them to approach clues differently. And all of them can permanently die if The Presence gets to them. Both mechanics combinations will surely mix up your subsequent playthroughs. It’s a shame the console version got delayed, but what do you think? Have you played it on PC? Let us know what you think in the comments below.