New Xbox Game Delayed Indefinitley

A new Xbox One game was just delayed indefinitely, only a few days before its official release. Can you still play Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One on Xbox?

Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One
This is how Xbox players are waiting for the game now. | © Frogwares

A new Xbox One game has been delayed? Yes, you heard right, there are still games being developed for the Xbox One even though most people already own an Xbox Series X/S. One of those games is Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One by Frogwares. The detective game is already out for Xbox Series and PS5 and was supposed to be released for the Xbox One and PS4 soon. PS4 players don’t need to worry, for them the game will be released on April 28, so later this week. Xbox One players on the other hand should be prepared for bad news.

Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One not coming to Xbox One

The reason for the indefinite delay is actually no surprise and quite understandable. Frogwares, the studio behind the game, is located in Kyiv, Ukraine, which makes development nearly impossible right now. Here is what Frogwares has to say about the situation:

Due to circumstances way outside of our control, the Xbox One version of Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One has been postponed indefinitely. […]

To say that the war made an impact on us is probably the understatement of the decade. Keeping our personal and mental situation out of this, the war impacted us from a production point of view heavily. From where we stand now, with the resources and manpower that we have, we can release the PlayStation 4 version of Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One on April 28. However, we have to postpone the Xbox One version. […]

We see that there are a lot of you waiting for the Xbox One version. We’re also disappointed because we’ve invested time and money in this version which is put on hold indefinitely. It’s also money lost from potential future income which is important for an independent studio like us. If you’ve pre-ordered the Xbox One version of the game, what now? Xbox is informed that you can cancel your order, and get a full refund.

Whoever preordered Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One on Xbox One will at least get a full refund, but should be prepared for the game to never be released for the old console. However, as we mentioned before, the game is already out for Xbox Series X/S, PS5 and PCso if you own any of these platforms you can still purchase the game and support the developers.

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