THQ Nordic confirmed that the long-announced, still not shown Biomutant will skip the current fiscal year altogether.
THQ Nordic is one of many publishing labels owned by Embracer Group, a company we have tipped to grow ridiculously fast – they now own Saber Interactive and a lot more studios, and one of the labels it uses is THQ Nordic (who will now focus on licensed games due to last year’s Spongebob remake performing well), and they somewhat detailed what the situation with Biomutant is. This game at a first glance reminded us of both The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Horizon Zero Dawn (although a kung-fu RPG is a bit different than these two titles).
Experiment 101 is developing this game, and this team was formed by former employees of Avalanche Studios, responsible for the Just Cause series. THQ Nordic announced Biomutant in 2017 (and back then, Embracer Group was called THQ Nordic AB – don’t worry, we don’t understand the logic either), but its launch has slowly but steadily been slipping further and further. Klemens Kreuzer, the CEO of THQ Nordic, told Gamesindustry that this game is „a release of great importance,” and it will not launch this fiscal year. In other words, it’s not coming out before March 2021 ends. Its earliest possible launch window is thus April.
Biomutant is described something as „a post-apocalyptic Kung-Fu fable with a unique martial arts styled combat system.” Experiment 101 has promised a few bold things, such as a fresh new take on third-person combat and a vibrant open world. The game is in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. But how much were the devs affected by the coronavirus global pandemic?
Biomutant’s Steam page still says 2021. We recall it being planned for 2018, though.