Gotcha Gotcha Games has delayed the release of RPG Maker Unite from its previously planned 2022 release to spring 2023. It will first appear in the Unity Asset Store, and then, “a little later”, on Steam.
The full text of the announcement is below.
RPG Maker Unite, our latest game in development, originally scheduled to launch in 2022, will be pushed back to Spring 2023 to refine the user interface and provide a smoother development experience for all users. RPG Maker Unite is the most unique iteration of RPG Maker to date. At Unite, we’re committed to porting RPG Maker to the popular Unity editor while maintaining the non-coding nature of the series. As such, in addition to the improved features (character animation, parallax mapping, etc.) and new additions (path editor, autoguide, etc.) that we’ve introduced in past announcements, a significant amount of optimization work is required to ensuring smooth operation and proper coordination of the backend with the Unity editor. Therefore, we regret to inform you that we will have to deviate from the original launch plan for 2022 in order to provide the most satisfying user experience. Additionally, we’d like to announce that RPG Maker Unite will launch first on the Unity Asset Store. While we originally wanted to launch the game simultaneously on Steam and the Unity Asset Store, we felt it would make more sense to launch it first on the Unity Asset Store, where users already have a basic understanding of how to install the Unity editor. In order to provide a smooth installation and development experience for users getting started with the Unity Editor, the Steam version will come a bit later with a more streamlined installation process more suitable for traditional users of the RPG Maker series. We apologize for the inconvenience to those who can’t wait to use RPG Maker Unite and really appreciate your patience.
RPG Maker Unite is an updated toolkit for creating role-playing games. One of the main advantages of the new version is native support for mobile platforms.