In a recent statement shared via Twitter, Kyiv-based Frogwares explained that the team tried to squeeze out as much performance as possible from the last-gen consoles, but the production has been severely affected by the political situation in Ukraine, which is still under attack from invading Russian forces. As a result, the Xbox One version has been postponed indefinitely in favor of diverting all focus to the game’s PS4 version which will be releasing on April 28th.
Frogwares confirmed that those who pre-ordered the game for Xbox One would be eligible for full refunds if they cancel their orders. Usaid made this post. Last year, Frogwares’ latest Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One was met with lukewarm critical acclaim. The game’s last-gen console versions were supposed to be released in Q1 of this year, but the developer hasn’t provided any updates on that front in a while, so there have been some worries about when those versions will be released. Frogwares has now issued an update, announcing a release date for the PS4 version but, unfortunately, permanently delaying the Xbox One version.
Fans who pre-ordered the game on Xbox One will be entitled to full refunds for the same by canceling the order. Keeping the current situation in mind, it seems highly unlikely that the game’s Xbox One version will restart development anytime soon.