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Is Biomutant still in development? Update from developer Experiment 101

Is Biomutant still in development? Update from developer Experiment 101

By Sam Jones

Is Biomutant still in development? Update from developer Experiment 101

By Sam Jones - 20th Feb 2020

Is Biomutant still in development? Update from developer Experiment 101

Is Biomutant still in development? Update from developer Experiment 101

It was an exciting game that grab our attention with Kung Fu, hack and slash action in a vibrant world - so what happened to Biomutant and is it still in development?

The RPG, developed by Experiment 101 and published by THQ Nordic, was revealed back in 2017 and has featured at various expos including PC Gamer Weekender 2018 in the UK, which Fanatical managed to play and - you'll be pleased to hear - really enjoyed the demo. You play as a customizable raccoon-like creature, altering its height and weight as well as skin/fur colors and textures.

You can even recode your protagonist's DNA via five key areas - Strength, Vitality, Charisma, Intellect and Agility. Each has its own sub-sections which determine characteristics such as health regeneration, movement speed, damage and much more.

As well as core abilities, early demos of Biomutant showed off the mutation feature, which alters your appearance when coming into contact with different mutations - and access to bio-mechanical body parts including robotic legs, wings and claws which, when attached, allows you to reach new locations and take down tricky enemies.

With a stunning world including a dynamic weather system and day-night cycle, as well as next-level crafting for weapons, it's no wonder players were eager to get their hands on the full game after a brief taster. But the developer and publisher has been pretty quiet over what's happening with the game and whether Biomutant is indeed still in development. Fortunately, we've have a mini update - and it sounds promising.

In a statement posted on the developer's official page, Experiment 101 said: "We know that you are wondering if the game is still in development. Let us assure you that we've never been working harder and more focused on it then now!

"We are doing everything we can to make this the best game all of us have ever worked on and that it will be as entertaining and great as we can possibly make it. We can only hope for your continued support and patience as we complete the final stages of its development."

The developer didn't go into specific details as to why gamers have had to wait around three years for the game to be close to completion, nor did have they revealed a time frame for release.

"As some of you might understand or know, the work involved in finishing a game is long, challenging and unpredictable," the statement continues. "The sheer magnitude, size, and length of Biomutant adds to said effect. We will reveal the release date as soon as as everyone at our studio feels confident about hitting that date and that the game is ready for it."

The statement concluded: "Again, thank you for your understanding and your continued support and enthusiasm for our game."

From recent game delay announcements from the likes of Bethesda's and id Software's DOOM Eternal, Techland's Dying Light 2 and Bandai Namco's and CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk 2077 - gamers have no issue with developers and publishers needing more time to polish a game ahead of launch, so long as it actually releases. With many doubts over Biomutant's future, it's great to hear that Experiment 101 has reassured followers that we will see the fuzzy mutant warrior, and hopefully it'll be very soon!

While we all wait for further news, be sure to add Biomutant to your Fanatical Wishlist now!

Is Biomutant still in development? Update from developer Experiment 101

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