Developer Vostok Games has announced that the Early Access launch for its battle royale shooter Fear the Wolves has been pushed back by a few weeks. It has cited player feedback gleaned from the recent closed beta as the reason for the delay.
Players have been participating in a closed beta for Fear the Wolves since early last week, though the consensus has been that the game definitely has some issues with server stability and framerate. The feedback has been enough to push the Early Access release back from today (July 18), by a few weeks. There's no exact date for when the new Early Access launch will be, with the official press release detailing a release "later this Summer". The closed beta has been extended though, right up until the new Early Access release date.
After closely listening to the expectations and feedback of players in the Closed Beta, which has proven a vital part of the game's ongoing development, we have decided to push back the Early Access launch of Fear The Wolves by a few weeks.Fear The Wolves (@FTW_thegame) July 17, 2018
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Fear the Wolves is being developed by Vostok Games, a new studio partly comprised of ex-Stalker developers. It definitely shows too, with Fear the Wolves taking place in a post-nuclear wasteland in Chernobyl. It's a pretty standard battle royale formula, with 100 players dropping onto a large map and scavenging for supplies and weapons.
There are some cool twists though, like the inclusion of packs of mutant wolves which can attack the player. There's also helicopter extractions and player-controlled dynamic weather effects, something which could help set it apart from the increasingly crowded battle royale space. A full release is planned for 2019, where the game will launch on PC, Xbox One and PS4.
If you're looking for more details on Fear the Wolves, you can head over to our Fear the Wolves Guides Hub. It's got info on the game's map, weapons, features, and more.