When Life is Strange 2 released its first episode at the end of September, fans of the series were already excited for the next. Unfortunately, the wait may be a little longer than anticipated. When the original Life is Strange came out in January of 2015, each episode was released around two months apart. The highly anticipated sequel stands to break that mold, with “Episode 2: Rules” slated for a January 2019 release. “Episode 1: Roads” kicked off the story of new protagonists, 16-year old Sean and his 9-year old brother Daniel Diaz, within a world inspired by the real-life political climate, which you can read about here (WARNING: SPOILERS).
The developer of the game, DONTNOD Entertainment, put out a message (which you can check out in full on Steam) giving their reason for the delay. The message relayed that the project is very near and dear to the development team, and they do not want to rush it. As of right now, there is no concrete release date for episode two, the message stated. “We want to ensure that we will be in a position to release something that we are proud of and that you will enjoy and remember forever.” Life is Strange 2 is undoubtedly expected to live up to the critically acclaimed game that came before it, so it is understandable that the developers want to make sure they get it right, just like the first game. “We do not want to rush development and thereby fail to meet the benchmark of quality and emotional impact that you, our players, deserve.”
While some fans may be disappointed by the delay, more news is set to follow mid-December, according to the post, so it won’t be too much longer before an update arrives. Life is Strange 2 Episode 1: Roads is available now on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Linux, and macOS in both per-episode and complete season options.