After being announced at E3 2019 yesterday, Tales of Arise became one of the games that have been eagerly awaited by many gamers, especially lovers of the Tales and JRPG series. The game planned for release in 2020 is the latest title in the Tales series, developed by Bandai Namco. Unfortunately, Bandai Namco has just announced that it was forced to postpone the release of Tales of Arise due to the influence of COVID-19.
Reporting from his official blog, the producer, Yusuke Tomizawa gave further details about the decision to postpone the Tales of Arise
Yusuke said that the aim of Tales of Arise was to provide a familiar but innovative gameplay experience for fans of the Tales series, while encouraging improvements in high-quality graphics to impress old players and those who had never played the Tales series before. Development continues to progress in 2020 and they are able to overcome many challenges along the way.
COVID-19 has influenced several aspects of development, they have done their best to adapt to this difficult situation and have implemented remote development capabilities for the game development team. However, they will need more time to achieve quality and provide the wonderful experience they dream of for the players, and therefore they decide to postpone the release time for Tales of Arise.
Tales of Arise itself will be available for PC, PS4 and Xbox One
The new release time will be notified after they have more details to share with gamers. Finally, Yusuke also shares a wallpaper that you can make as wallpaper on your PC.