When Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night originally met its Kickstarter funding goal back in 2015, the plan was for the game to release on PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, Vita, Windows, Mac, and Linux. Since then, the Wii U version changed to Switch instead, and the Vita version was canceled outright – and the list of planned platforms just shrunk a bit more. In the latest development update, creator Koji Igarashi announced that the Mac and Linux versions have also been canceled.
“We have made this tough decision due to challenges of supporting middleware and online feature support and making sure we deliver on the rest of the scope for the game,” Igarashi says. If you were a backer hoping to get the game on Mac or Linux, you can send the team an email to change to a different platform.
Not all news out of Bloodstained is grim. Igarashi also says: “Development has reached its peak — we are currently checking the performance of Bloodstained on each platform. Overall, we are done with enemy placement and entering the adjustment phase.” After some delays, it seems like the 2019 release is attainable – especially with the recent news that developer WayForward is assisting on the project.
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Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Canceled On Mac And Linux