The Stronghold: Warlords team has disappointing news for fans eagerly awaiting the January 26th release date. Due to issues with multiplayer, the game is being delayed for a second (and final, according to devs) time. The new release date is March 9, 2021.
The announcement came after a multiplayer event over the past weekend that revealed an issue with multiplayer that Firefly Studios wants to address before release. The team was “uncomfortable” shipping the game with the problem and made the difficult decision to delay the game again.
The reason behind this is that the game’s Multiplayer mode is simply not ready to be released yet. We have run into some unexpected issues with it and, while we have worked very hard to resolve these with our current deadlines, we need more time to iron them out. We want to be as transparent as possible with you about this and we did consider releasing as planned, delaying Multiplayer to go live in a future update. However, as we have promised Multiplayer functionality for Stronghold: Warlords at launch for over a year now, releasing without it wouldn’t be fair to players.
Check out the Stronghold: Warlords official site to learn more about the game.