Pier Solar HD Delayed Into June

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

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Pier Solar HD has been delayed once again. This news shouldn’t be of any surprise to anyone who has been following the game since it was due out last month. Developer WaterMelon has pushed the release date back to June.

Over on their Kickstarter page, WaterMelon has posted a backers-only update concerning the delay. They point to several factors. They discovered several bugs during the Beta test, which they felt needed to be addressed before release. Several last minute enhancements and improvements have necessitated a longer development time than expected, although WaterMelon assures us that these changes were made during the primary development of the game and are not recent additions. Pier Solar HD is ultimately ready but needs some extra polish. Also, once the game is ready to be shipped out, there’s the issue of certifications for each console that it’s being released on. Once they’ve been certified, only then does WaterMelon feel confident in making a release date.

This is not Pier Solar HD’s first bout with delays. WaterMelon had intended to get the game out by December 2013, but that got pushed back to March 2014. In March, news came out that it was delayed into April. And that takes us to today’s news.

Pier Solar HD is coming to the PS3, PS4, Wii U, Android, Ouya, PC, Mac, Linux, and even the Dreamcast. The team would like to release it for Xbox 360 and Xbox One as well if they can get accepted into Microsoft’s indie publishing program, ID@Xbox. They’re even toying with the idea of releasing it on the 3DS.


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  • Lord Ackercocke

    I can wait

  • RagunaXL

    the dreamcast version is tempting. but dc rpg’s begin and end with skies of arcadia and the rest of the small list is terrible. really just want a 3ds version! but with all the delays who knows if that will ever happen

    • Omniterasu

      it should be perfectly fine, the regular version of Pier Solar was already released, so at this point its just a matter of when they will finish the HD version. They can do it and are well through completing the project, but they probably misjudged how long it would take to upgrade the game and produce it on so many different platforms. Have some faith, it’ll come out when they are finished =).

  • Thanatos2k

    This is why porting the game to every system in existance is a bad idea. Focus on one or two so you can actually release the damn game on time.

    • zeezee

      I tend to agree. I have this suspicion that the Dreamcast version would be out by now if not for all of the other variations that they keep adding to the lineup.

      It’s not that it’s a bad idea to actually release the game on current machines, but they should pick a few practical choices and run with it.

    • Portillo

      I think its likely the other way around with the Dreamcast version that is holding up the other versions actually. Its fairly easy to release patches for the other versions, but would be next to impossible with the Dreamcast.