SNK Corporation has announced that The King of Fighters XV has been delayed to the first quarter of 2022, the game was originally scheduled to release in 2021. No platforms for the game have been revealed as of yet. SNK Corp claim that the impact of COVID-19 on the development schedule was the reason for the delay.
Here’s what Yasuyuki Oda, producer of The King of Fighters XV, had to say:
There are many fans who are anticipating the release of The King of Fighters XV in 2021, however at this point in time, we unfortunately have to announce that The King of Fighters XV will now be launching within the 1st quarter of 2022.
The development timeline we set out to reach in the beginning has been affected by the ever-still rising cases of COVID-19 within Japan. We have made the ultimate decision in the end that the product’s quality must come first, and so with that decision comes an altered release window.
We sincerely ask for your kind patience and understanding as our development teams continue to work hard on The King of Fighters XV as we draw closer to its release.