If you were looking forward to finally giving Fear The Wolves a whirl starting tomorrow via Early Access, we've got bad news. After collecting and analysing large swathes of feedback from the game's closed beta release, Vostok Games have decided to push back the Early Access release of Fear The Wolves by a few weeks, though they haven't yet stated when exactly might the game be coming out now.
All we know is that the game will retain its closed beta status for the time being, with no further information offered at all.
Vostok claim that the closed beta testers have been very satisfied with the "core combination of classic Battle Royale gameplay with original mechanics - particularly the players vs. environment, radiation hazards, dynamic weather, and unique end-of-game extraction system."
Furthermore, their reasoning for postponing the Early Access release is that the amount of positive feedback they got encouraged them to delay the release so that the core experience isn't as marred by technical issues as it supposedly is now. Naturally, this does sound like PR talk through-and-through, but after being positively surprised by Vostok's twist on the already tired Battle Royale sub-genre, perhaps we can give them the benefit of a doubt.
As it stands, the closed beta of Fear The Wolves will be extended to whenever its Early Access release does happen, so be on the lookout for the exact date when it finally does get announced, and the general release date still firmly in summer.
Fear The Wolves is scheduled for release on PC and consoles in 2019.