If you’ve been looking forward to Iron Galaxy’s wrestling-inspired “brawler royale,” Rumbleverse, you’ll have to wait a bit longer. Rumbleverse has been delayed from its original launch date of February 12, which includes the Early Access launch of Feb. 8.
It’s a serious delay, as Iron Galaxy had already begun selling Early Access packs, and are now “working with our platform partners to refund your purchase.”
Here’s the official statement from the dev team:
During the First Look play session, it was hilarious and inspiring to see people land their first elbow drop from the top of a skyscraper. Those are the moments you dream about when you work on a game. The thing about game development is that plans have a way of changing.
Today, we are announcing that we have decided not to launch Rumbleverse on February 15.
Having Grapital City filled with Rumblers taught us a lot. We’re excited about the game we’re making – and we’re glad you are, too – but there’s more we want to do to perfect the experience. More than a game, Rumbleverse will be a community that we want to support for a long time. We’re going to take the time to make sure we can get that right.
The indie publisher has not offered a new release date. They are offering a new beta test on Feb. 12, for PC players (Epic Games Store).
Rumbleverse was first announced with trailer during The Game Awards in December 2021. It’s the latest in a long line of free-to-play battle royale action games. It’s coming to PC, PlayStation, and Xbox.