Cygames has announced that Granblue Fantasy: Relink has been delayed to 2023, the game was targeting a 2022 release. Yuito Kimura, producer of the game, has confirmed that the game is essentially complete and that the team are now in the process of refining the game. Kimura-san also claimed that the main reason for the delay is the impact that the coronavirus has had on the development process. More details about the game will be shared in December 2022.
Here’s the full message from Kimura-san:
The development team has been hard at work getting Granblue Fantasy: Relink ready for its target release date in 2022. We understand the excitement players have for this game, so it is with utmost regret that we announce that the release date will be pushed back a second time to 2023.
Although internal and external circumstances pertaining to the novel coronavirus have been the primary hindrance to the development process, the entire staff has spared no effort in pushing to make up for lost time. However, considering the large-scale scope of this title, we believe more time is needed to further polish and optimize details and gameplay as we approach the final stretch.
All graphical resources, scenario pieces, voices, music, and other assets are in a completed state. At this stage, we are focused on refining gameplay balance, debugging, improving audio and graphical fidelity, and making general improvements to the overall experience. We would like to ask for a little more of your patience.
Further information was slated to be revealed in June 2022, but at the moment, our plan is to share more details in December 2022. We can’t wait to show you what we have!