Atlas the pirate MMO from the creators of Ark: Survival Evolved that was shown at The Game Awards 2018, has been delayed.
The game was originally supposed to launch today at 6 pm EST but was announced as delayed after the official launch time. There is not a set time for the release, but we know it will be on December 21.
The official Twitter account put up a tweet announcing the release date but at the time of writing, there was not really a reason put for the delay.
This delay comes after a previous delay that would have made the game release today. Here's what the team said then:
After thinking carefully over the past several days, we've decided to delay the ATLAS launch until December 19th to give the team more time to run through this massive game's extensive content.
It's a vast virtual world out there across the ATLAS, and the team's going to use that extra time to review every portion of it thoroughly. We are sorry about the delay, and we know how much everyone is looking forward to establishing their empires!
The team here at Grapeshot is so excited to bring this new world to life with you, and we know it's going to be an absolute blast. So please keep your powder dry a little bit longer, and to last last Wednesday, 19th, we'll be joining you on the most excellent adventure of our lifetimes!
See you on the ATLAS soon Pathfinders,
Jat , Jeremy, and Jesse
Instead of the release today we were given an extended gameplay trailer but most players were wondering why the game was delayed and why it was not communicated.
Many of Twitch's top streamers such as Lirik, Sodapoppin and Summit1G were set to stream the game today, but it seems we'll have to wait a few more days to see them try the game.
Atlas releases for real on December 21 on Steam.