Gotcha Gotcha Games has announced an indefinite delay of its upcoming dev-tool software RPG Maker Unite ahead of its previously scheduled release date of April 6th. The announcement came via an official statement posted to the developer’s support page.
The statement cites that the delay is “…a necessary step to further improve the product’s quality and stability.”, expressing regret and apologizing to awaiting fans looking to use RPG Maker Unite to create new games.
RPG Maker Unite is the latest iteration of role-playing game development tools meant to give players an approachable canvas with which to make RPGs. Unite is the first entry in the series to be built on top of the industry-standard Unity Engine and will boast a suite of enhanced features as listed below. Further details can be found on their official website.
RPG Maker Unite Feature List
- Native development for smartphones and browsers utilising the Unity Editor
- Revised user interface and experience allowing for real-time editing
- 1080p rendering
- An outline editor aimed at assisting players with a bird’s-eye view of their story and scenarios
- An “Auto-Guide” feature that aids players in overall game balance
- An enhanced map editor
- enhanced character animations
- An editable sample game
Personally, I sympathize with the developers at Gotcha Gotcha Games and wish them well in the game’s continual development. I believe in a wider variety of development tools for creators; if Unite delivers on what it has promised, more RPGs have the potential to get made. For fans and creators of RPGs, that seems to be a net positive!
RPG Maker Unite is set to release on PC and macOS systems via Steam and Unity. Existing Unity users who have access to a Personal or Student License will be able to use the software free of charge upon its eventual release.
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