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High on Life was delayed because of God of War and Call of Duty

The delay also gives the developers further time to polish the game.

Following the most recent gameplay trailer for the upcoming comedic first-person shooter, High on Life took the internet by storm. Created by Justin Rolland, the mind behind Rick & Morty, this new game brings a similar sense of humor that puts a unique twist on the FPS genre. However, the game’s release also recently moved from October to December. According to the game’s chief creative officer and art director Mikey Spano, competition from AAA titles primarily led to the delay.

Primarily, Spano points to God of War: Ragnarok and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 as the two largest influences to the decision. Speaking to GamesRadar, Spano highlights the crowded release window. He states that with all the competition, it doesn’t leave much room in the conversation for High on Life.

October’s crowded – it’s really crowded. For us, the benefit is the conversation. So if we’re missing out on the conversation, because everybody’s talking about God of War or Call of Duty, that’s a missed opportunity for us.

Mikey Spano

Spano also adds that the delayed release also presents more benefits to High on Life. He states that while he loves the first and final acts of the game, the middle portion could use extra polish. Therefore, setting the date to December gives the team all the extra time they need to do so.

As we were getting the game up to a certain point, we realized we would have Act One polished and it’d be great. And we might have Act Three really polished and great. And the middle would have also been great, but not quite as good as Act One and Act Three.

Mikey Spano

About High on Life

High on Life is an upcoming comedic first-person shooter from the mind of Rick & Morty creator Justin Rolland. Developed by Rolland’s studio Squanch Games, the title is the team’s first attempt at a first-person shooter. However, given Rolland’s distinct voice, the game will bring a lot of his brand of comedy that makes it stand out from other FPS titles. In fact, you can get a taste for yourself in the latest trailer below!

High on Life gameplay trailer

High On Life releases on December 13 for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC. It will be available on Xbox Game Pass on release day also. Are you excited for this whacky new shooter? As always, let us know what you think in the comments!

Via GamesRadar

Sam Fronsman

A writer with a love for video games, both new and old. A collector of games, CDs and DVDs. Can sometimes be found behind a camera or playing guitar. The X-Men games for SEGA Genesis will always hold great memories.
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