With Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA just one day away from release, NIS America has dropped a bombshell that is sure to devastate a good portion of fans: the PC version of Ys VIII will be delayed from its Sept. 12 release date to an unannounced one.
As you might recall, the latest of Adol’s many adventures was set to debut tomorrow for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and PC. However, due to some setbacks, NISA opted to delay the PC version of the game in order to “improve gameplay quality”.
Here is the announcement as seen on the Ys VIII Steam page:
We regret to inform everyone that the release date for Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA on PC has been pushed back due to continued efforts in improving gameplay quality.
We sincerely apologize to our fans who have been looking forward to this release. Ultimately, our goal is for fans to enjoy a high-quality game. We are providing the extra care in the PC development of the game by taking time to enhance the overall quality of gameplay.
If you have made a pre-purchase on Steam and would like to get a refund, please use the link provided below for instructions on requesting a refund:
For any purchases or pre-orders made outside of the Steam channel, please contact the corresponding refund support for that channel.
A new release date will be announced as soon as it is available.
Thank you for your time, support, and patience with this matter.
Though this is clearly a setback for fans on the PC who had been waiting for the game to come, its a better than NIS America releasing the game in a buggy state and pissing off players who paid money well in advance. This would be the case for any game, really, but Ys ranks among the best RPG series in history and it deserves to be played in its absolute best state.
Fortunately, this delay has no impact on the PS4 an PS Vita versions of the game, which launches tomorrow in North America and Sept. 15 in Europe. As for those on the PC, the best they can hope for is that the delay isn’t too long.