Super Meat Boy developers Team Meat have confirmed Super Meat Boy Forever has been delayed. Originally intended for an April 26th release, Super Meat Boy Forever has been pushed back in order to avoid the brutal crunchtime that is all too common in the gaming industry.
In a tweet where they apologized to fans for the delay, they explained that as an independent company they don’t need to stress themselves out with excessive overtime.
“We could have sacrificed our minds, bodies and social lives to make April 2019 but that’s stupid,” the announcement reads. Team Meat also took the opportunity to take a sly dig at a certain conglomerate AAA publisher.
“Team Meat isn’t some studio owned by an Evil Asshat corporation that has say over what we do and how we do it.“. I doubt this view is one that many fans are going to disagree with. EA has suffered from controversies one after enough in recent years and appear to be more anti-consumer than ever before.
Speaking of controversy, Super Meat Boy Forever will launch as an Epic Store exclusive for the first year after its release. Epic Games have been aggressively obtaining exclusive rights for big releases in order to compete with the currently dominant Steam. It isn’t just Super Meat Boy Forever either with Borderlands 3 set to be exclusive for the first 6 months after its release. The latter announcement caused its fair share of controversy among series fans.
Regardless of people’s displeasure with the use of exclusivity, there’s no doubting its effectiveness. The Epic Games Store is growing in popularity very quickly. The majority of people just wish the platform would implement the fundamental features that we’ve come to expect from a modern games selling platform. Some of the Epic Games Store being shortcomings include no account sharing, lack of curators, no device streaming, no two-factor authentication and zero user-created content (user reviews, profiles, guides etc).
Either way, we’ll have to wait a little longer to get out hands on Super Meat Boy Forever.