Through a tweet published in these last minutes, the Rebellion leaders, CTO Chris Kingsley and CEO Jason Kinglsey, have announced that they have chosen to delay Evil Genius 2: World Domination.
Evil Genius 2: World Domination, following a classic from several years ago, will no longer make its debut in these weeks, but will be available on PC in the first half of 2021. A precise date has not yet been revealed, but it will certainly not be long in coming.
You can check the statements given by the team below, via Twitter.
We hope this finds you safe and well. Over the last five months or so, Rebellion has been working hard from the safety of our homes. We’ve tried to ensure there wouldn’t be a disturbance to our capacity and plans, but in such unexpected circumstances we’ve had to make some changes.
TODAY WE’RE ANNOUNCING THAT EVIL GENIUS 2: WORLD DOMINATION WILL LAUNCH IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2021.
We had originally planned for Evil Genius 2 to launch this year. However, the impact of COVID-19, transitioning from the studio to our homes and adapting to new ways of working all contributed to this difficult decision.
We want to deliver a sequel that will do justice to the franchise and be loved and played by the Evil Genius community for years to come, just like the original. And while we know many of you will be disappointed to wait a little longer, launching next year affords us the time to do precisely that.
One of the things we most prize about Rebellion is our independence, which allows us the freedom to do what’s right for our games and our staff. We’ll announce a final release date as soon as we can. Expect an update sooner rather than later.
The Kingsley brothers conclude by stating that we will see a lot more of Evil Genius 2 in the coming months and that we will have information on the closed beta.
Evil Genius 2: World Domination will now release in the first half of 2021 on PC.
An Update On Evil Genius 2: World Domination pic.twitter.com/wZDOg6LasI
— Evil Genius (@evilgenius) August 27, 2020