In yesterday’s State of Play, Mossmouth’s Spelunky 2 finally received a release date for next month. However, while the punishing platformer has been confirmed for PC, only the PS4 version got a release date. So what’s going on?
Creator Derek Yu clarified this on Twitter, noting that the Steam release would arrive “shortly after” the PS4 version. The reason for this delay is extra time for online multiplayer and ironing it out for PC players. Yu also stated that once the Steam version is out, the developer will “look into” releasing on other platforms.
Spelunky 2 is out on September 15th for PS4. Along with a new cast of playable characters, it presents a range of new dangers and mechanics like revamped shops, mounts and much more. The story focuses on Ana, the daughter of the original game’s protagonist, as she ventures through a variety of locations, including the Moon. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.
The Steam version of Spelunky 2 will come out shortly after PS4! We'll need a little extra time to iron out online multiplayer on PC. Release date for that soon!
After Steam, we'll look into other platforms. We are excited for as many people to play as possible. 🙂
— Derek Yu (@mossmouth) August 6, 2020