Deltarune’s Next Chapter is Making “Healthy Progress,” Says Toby Fox

Deltarune’s Next Chapter is Making “Healthy Progress,” Says Toby Fox

After some soul-searching with the engine, Chapter 2 is underway.

It's been two years since Undertale creator Toby Fox surprised fans with a new project, dubbed Deltarune. After dropping the first chapter, Fox has been working on more Deltarune, and today he's sharing the project's current status.

In a blog post, Fox says Deltarune—the second game in the Undertale series—will be released in "many" chapters. Currently, Fox and his team are currently working on Chapter 2, though he also says that he completed readable outlines for every chapter in the game a few months ago. "Although certain details are still hazy, the flow of the game and all major events and battles that take place are now clear," Fox writes.

Looks like we're, once again, killing 'em with kindness. Except for the kill part. | Toby Fox

That's just one part of the larger whole, though. Fox details several development hurdles, including exploring different game engines, enduring wrist issues, and the sheer breadth of work that Deltarune will require compared to its predecessor. Fox also lists a number of positions the team is looking to hire for, to help create Deltarune.

The team started work on Chapter 2 in May of this year, and Fox says they're confident that the team can complete the chapter's content before the end of the year—though that doesn't include translation, bug-testing, and porting.

"I feel very confident," Fox writes. "And the strange thing is, even though we ended up using the original engine, I don't regret the lost time, either. Not only was I still busy designing the game, but during that long period, I was able to think of many ideas that make the game's story and characters better. I'm glad that I'm making the DELTARUNE that I have now and that we are making healthy progress."

Combat definitely still looks like a big step up from Undertale. | Toby Fox

This was Fox's Deltarune update he had been teasing, as part of Undertale's fifth anniversary. Despite having to live up to a gargantuan game, Deltarune has still garnered praise for its first chapter, and it's not hard to see how many fans are eagerly awaiting more in this world. Hopefully the healthy progress keeps up—emphasis on healthy—and we could see some more of what Fox and the team has in store for Deltarune.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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