Life Is Strange 2 has proved to be, perhaps aptly, a bit of a strange one, hasn’t it? The sequel’s first episode launched in September with very little fanfare, even though it’s actually really, really good. While we’d expected the second instalment to be out by now, developer DONTNOD’s taken to its Tumblr page to confirm that it’s still a couple of months away.
According to the French firm, you’ll be playing ‘Rules’ in January 2019, which is a whopping four months after the debut. “The ambition of Life is Strange 2 means that the previous frameworks no longer apply if we are to meet the quality of play and storytelling that our vision for a game like this demands and that you deserve,” the studio said.
There’s no question that Life Is Strange 2 has a “bigger budget” feel to it, with more environmental variation and a much larger scope to its storyline. But with interest in the new characters at an all-time low, is this sustainable? Again, we genuinely think the first episode is excellent – it just doesn’t feel like anywhere near enough people have actually tried it.