Six days in fallujah needs More time in the oven
In a statement posted on the Six Days in Fallujah website, publisher Victura announced the game has been delayed. Instead of releasing later in 2021, the game will now release in Q4 2022.
According to Victura CEO Peter Tamte, the delay allows the publisher to expand the development team. Over the next year, developer Highwire Games will almost double in size.
Here’s the statement:
It became clear that recreating these true stories at a high quality was going to require more people, capital, and time than we had.
Doubling our team is just one of many things we’re doing to make sure Six Days in Fallujah brings new kinds of tactical and emotional depth to military shooters.
It’s been a long development cycle for Six Days in Fallujah, first announced in 2009. The game is based on the Second Battle of Fallujah, which took place in 2004. It is considered the highest point of conflict during the Iraq War.
The game isn’t without controversy, however.
Folks took issue with the way the game simplified the politics of the U.S. being in the Middle East. The game was also met with criticism by UK war veterans.
Six Days in Fallujah entered development hell before its re-announcement in February 2021. The announcement garnered a fresh round of criticism, however.
According to Victura, the game is made in collaboration with over 100 Marines, soldiers, and Iraqi civilians.