Outer Wilds and Sayonara Wild Hearts publisher Annapurna Interactive has confirmed that three of its planned 2020 games have slipped into 2021.The Artful Escape, 12 Minutes and Last Stop will now launch in 2021 instead of the “broad 2020 release window” that was initially planned. The publisher revealed the news on Twitter, explaining that the developers are just refining the games as we speak.
“We’re looking at 2021 now as they all get closer to getting ready,” the tweet reads. “They’ve all come together throughout the year and it’s pretty much polishing at this point.”
some news: you may have seen a very broad 2020 release window for The Artful Escape, 12 Minutes,
and Last Stop in trailers or on store pages in the past
so it’s almost December and the end of the year
we’re looking at 2021 now as they all get closer to getting ready! 🙂
— Annapurna Interactive (@A_i) November 18, 2020
Revealed during the Xbox briefing at E3 2019, 12 Minutes is a top-down murder mystery starring James McAvoy, Daisy Ridley and Willem Dafoe. Last Stop was also revealed at X019 and is a new game from the creators of Virginia set in modern-day London. The Artful Escape was first announced during E3 2017, and we later got some gameplay of the absurd musical adventure during E3 2019.
Annapurna recently launched The Pathless, a PS5 launch game from Abzu developer Giant Squid. You can check out our review of the game here, which we scored an 8, touting its “fun movement system.”