Don’t Nod CEO Oskar Guilbert and Focus Entertainment Managing Director John Bert revealed the reason for the delay, which was blunt for them. They revealed that they want to avoid clashing with the heavy release schedule in the coming months.
“We have decided to postpone the release of this new franchise by three months, as the market is experiencing an intense release cycle for AAA titles on PC and consoles at the end of the year,” they said in a joint statement. “We are convinced that a commercial release of Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden during a less saturated period will give it the attention it deserves.”
Before Banishers Ghosts of New Eden announced its delay, a few other titles announced their delays as well. THQ Nordic recently announced that Alone in the Dark remake was delayed from October 25, 2023 to January 16, 2024 to avoid getting released close to big games like Alan Wake 2 and Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.