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Empire of Sin delayed until Fall 2020

Romero Games recently announced that it’s strategic RPG, Empire Of Sin has been pushed back to the end of the year.

If you weren’t already, it’s time to drink up, folks, there’s been a change of plans. Prohibition-era gangster tactics game Empire of Sin will no longer be coming out in spring 2020. And is now coming in fall 2020. If this is the first time you’re hearing about Empire of Sin, it’s a strategy game developed by Romero Games and published by Paradox Interactive. The game’s action takes place in Prohibition-era Chicago, where players take the role of one of several crime bosses in an attempt to gain control of the city during the glory days of the different crime families that were rampant in major cities around the USA back in the early to mid-1900s.  The game contains famous names such as; Al Capone, Goldie Garneau, Stephanie St. Clair, and many more.

Players can enlist underlings to manage their criminal empire such as casinos and brothels while protecting them from the law and rival gangs at the same time. Empire of Sin is essentially a strategy and management simulator combined with plenty of action for dominance. One interesting gameplay mechanic, which may as well be core, is how characters have dynamic characteristics. Killing too much too quickly, for example, can turn a gang member cruel and lead them into becoming a serial killer. Each character has a unique personality and trait, both of which can change depending on the situation.

What did the developers have to say about the delay?

Romero Games’ reveal for the game’s delay was on Twitter. They say that the reason for it is to allow for “additional time to polish”. Romero says, “As any good bootlegger knows, good liquor can’t be rushed and the same goes for game development. […] We appreciate all your support so far, and trust that you understand why choosing quality over speed is important. After all, everyone knows you gotta stay sharp to make it in Chicago”. Now, the fact is delays are never fun. Especially for developers who both want to get their game out there and know that a delay means even more work to get the game out the door. However, for the most part, game delays usually result in higher quality games.

So, if the developer thinks Empire of Sin needs more time, let’s give it to them. After all, it’s not everyday we get a game like this one, and it really does look worth it. Empire of Sin remains in active development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. It will be interesting to see if PS5 and Xbox Series X releases are in the cards after this delay. If you’d like to follow the game more closely. You can follow Empire of Sin via the official Twitter account for the game.

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