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In a statement published on Twitter, it said the delay was decided in order to improve the quality of the game and “ensure the best player experience possible.”
“Due to the quality bar and ambitions we have set for ourselves, we have made the difficult decision that we need more time,” it wrote.
“This means that our goal to release in 2020 is no longer possible. Moving launch is one of the changes we are making to ensure the best player experience possible.
“This is not a decision taken lightly nor is it the first option we considered,” it added. “We will share more information in the coming months on launch timing and other organisational changes that will help us achieve this goal.
“We understand that this will be a disappointment to many of you, but we also appreciate how our ambition is echoed through many parts of the community.”
In June publisher Paradox distanced itself from former writer Chris Avellone, following a number of sexual harassment allegations.
The company released a statement claiming that the writer’s involvement on the game was “brief” and that none of the content he produced would be used.