Sportsfriends will miss its January 2014 release window, and while the project is still on budget and progressing well, Die Gute Fabrik needs a few more weeks to finish the PlayStation 3 version.
“We’re still working hard – and getting very close – but unfortunately we’re going to need some more weeks,” Die Gute Fabrik said in a backer-only update reported by Polygon.
The delay will allow the team to finish the PS3 version, as well as fix bugs and polish the menus. The developer did not provide a new release date, but said the game is “still on budget, and the four games are basically done”.
To make up for the delay, a beta version will be released on Linux, Mac and PC closer to the launch of the PS3 version than Die Gute Fabrik initially expected – possibly even day-and-date with the PS3 launch.
Sportsfriends is a collection of four local-multiplayer only games. It was crowdfunded, and originally expected in October 2013 on Linux, Mac, PC and PS3, but was delayed to January 2014. It’s also on the way to PS4 at a later date.
Along with many others, Sportsfriends supports the PlayStation Move controllers, and has implemented support for Sony’s tech on Mac and Linux, although Windows support isn’t ready yet.