Call of Cthulhu, the eagerly awaited RPG from Focus Interactive and developer Cyanide, has been delayed until 2018. The studio announced this on Twitter. While admittedly no firm release date had been given, the general suggestion was that it was coming December 2017, and original Q4 2017.
This marks another delay to the official HP Lovecraft licensed Call of Cthulhu game which still really hasn't had a major showing of gameplay or even many screenshots. It was originally announced at the beginning of 2016 where it was said to be coming 2017. This was pushed back to Q4 2017, then December, now from Twitter it's just generally "2018".
2018. We'll announce an accurate date as soon as possible, but first we're focused on making the best possible game. Have a nice day!— Call Of Cthulhu (@CoC_thegame) September 27, 2017
While it's certainly nice that the developer and publisher are committed to making Call of Cthulhu as good as possible, we would rather like to at least see the game being played at some point as well as know some vague point to be excited about it. There is a lesson here: do not announce games until you're sure they'll be out fairly soon. We're looking at you, Marvel and Square Enix.
Call of Cthulhu will be an RPG-investigation game starring Edward Pierce, who is sent to Darkwater Island to uncover the truth behind a mysterious death, and has to watch his sanity as he comes ever closer to the lair of the Great Dreamer, watching out for locals and trusting no one and nothing. Sounds awesome. Cyanide are the studio behind Blood Bowl, Styx, and the Game of Thrones RPG that we kind of liked.
Call of Cthulhu will be released on PC, Xbox One and PS4 in 2018 now, probably.