Empire of Sin, the Prohibition Mob Sim From Brenda Romero, Has Been Delayed

Empire of Sin, the Prohibition Mob Sim From Brenda Romero, Has Been Delayed

Bootlegging will have to wait.

We've only seen a little of Brenda Romero's upcoming game, Empire of Sin, but today she and the team announced the project would take a little more time. Empire of Sin will now be aiming for a Fall 2020 launch.

In a short statement posted to Twitter, Romero writes that "good liquor can't be rushed and the same goes for game development," which is why the release window has been pushed back.

"We appreciate all your support so far, and trust that you understand why choosing quality over speed is important," Romero writes. "After all, everyone knows you gotta stay sharp to make it in Chicago."

Empire of Sin has impressed us so far, from what we've seen in various previews so far. It stood out as one of Mike's most memorable games at E3 2019. The management sim blends XCOM-like strategy with running a criminal empire as whatever kind of character you want to be, something Romero stressed when we talked to her at Gamescom last year.

If it takes a little bit of time, it's probably worth it. Considering several other major spring games are pushing back release dates, it seems the focus now is on delivering a quality game rather than an early game. We'll see the bootleggers get back in business in Fall 2020 on PC.

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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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