Today we are announcing that Stronghold Crusader 2 has been delayed by three weeks, with a new release date of September 23rd. We know this makes the wait a little harder, but this is the correct decision for a number of reasons. Having recently concluded our closed beta, which provided us with excellent feedback from the community, we feel there’s a little more we need to do before release. Over the past two years we have said the game is ‘ready when it’s ready’ and this is the best course of action.
Thankfully the decision of when to release Stronghold Crusader 2 has always been in our hands, along with what features and community suggestions to include in the game. As an independent developer self-publishing Stronghold Crusader 2, we are privileged to have fans who show understanding when things like this happen. We are a small team working on Crusader 2 and to have a community of players who understand that and encourage us to take our time results in better games.
We set out to make the strongest possible sequel to Crusader, something we can be proud of that lives up to the legacy of the original. By holding back the launch we can invest time and money for extra polish, optimisation and bug fixes, delivering the game that we all want to play.
Thank you for your patience, we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Rest assured this delay will mean a better Stronghold game on September 23rd and one that lives up to expectations.