Sky: Children of Light on Switch has been delayed. The game, which first came to iOS in 2019 and released on Android this year, will come to Switch in 2021. Nintendo fans will have to wait a bit longer for Apple’s 2019 Game of the Year.
The game, which was downloaded 20 million times in its first year, is the latest game by Journey developer thatgamecompany. On the game’s website, the studio has announced that the game has been delayed for the same reason so many things have slipped or been cancelled this year–COVID-19.
“Since March, our studio has taken safe measures to ensure all of our team members stay healthy–emotionally, physically, and free from COVID,” the post reads. “Through the pandemic, we’ve done our best to release Sky on Android, manage a live game, and launch two new adventure seasons too.”
As thatgamecompany is a small studio, keeping to this schedule while working from home has been difficult, and while they are “close to being in the final stretch” of the Switch version’s development, they’ve had to delay. “In the meantime, we have also decided to hire more staff to help us with this console release as well,” the post says.
This is, of course, not unusual–the list of games delayed by the coronavirus is an increasingly long one.
Sky: Children of Light earned an 8/10 in GameSpot’s review of the iPhone version. “Sky is both different to everything thatgamecompany has made before but also a smart evolution of what makes its games special,” wrote reviewer Alessandro Barbosa. “It’s simple to play while feeling incredible at the same time, making the act of flight exciting every time your feet leave the ground. It also features a fascinating spin on in-game purchases, locking its most alluring rewards behind the action of making friends and making a positive enough impression on them.”
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