Digimon Con kicked off with a special Q&A featuring the Digimon Survive team. Unfortunately, the whole thing began with an apology to fans for not being able to provide any new information.
In short, there’s still no release date, but producer Kazumasa Habu and the team hope fans can wait just a bit longer.
Bandai went on to explain how the game is currently being developed by a new team – and while the changes have caused a lot of uncertainty, it seems the efforts of the new development team have now got the game back on track, and a release is getting closer and closer.
Here’s the full transcript (via Gematsu):
“In response to our call for inquiries, we’ve received a number of questions regarding the development status of Digimon Survive. We’re very sorry for keeping you waiting even though you’re looking forward to it. We apologize again for not providing any new information and / or keeping you waiting. We sincerely apologize for the delay.
“As we’ve already informed you, once we postponed the release due to a change in the development team, and that we are now developing the game with a new development team. Changing teams has led to a lot of rework on the game, leading to delays. This has caused a lot of uncertainty that prevented us from giving regular updates. However, thanks to the efforts of the new development team, we are now able to be back on track, getting closer and closer to the completion of the game.
“As for the release date information, it is expected to take a little longer as we’re still adjusting it internally. Once again, we sincerely apologize for the delay. But we would appreciate it if you could wait just a little longer.”
On a more positive note, a new trailer was shown for the game (we’ll add it to this post soon). You can view the Digimon Con Livestream here on Nintendo Life.