SkateBird, a nifty-looking avian skateboarding game revealed at a Nindies presentation last year, is unfortunately no longer slated for a Switch release in 2020. The game’s creator, Megan Fox, explained why in an update on the game’s Kickstarter page. In short, development takes time, especially during pandemics, and they’re planning on adding a full story mode.
The game is taking longer than planned due to normal iteration stuff. For instance, we’re gonna go for a story mode! Like an ACTUAL story mode, not the findable tapes side-story we’d originally planned. Then pile on there that at least my productivity has halved or more because of – you know, everything outside right now? – and it’s best to kick the can down the road.
A delay for SkateBird hurts, especially if you were looking forward to the release as consolation while the Switch misses out on Tony Hark Pro Skater remasters. Hopefully, the game will be all the better for this delay. Extra polish and more content both sound good to me, and I’m really excited to see how SkateBird plays when it finally does make it onto Switch.
Are you excited for SkateBird? Will you be picking it up on Switch next year? Let us know in the comments!