Dead Hook is delayed until June for “important business reasons,” despite publisher Joy Way saying it’s ready for release.
Revealed last month, Dead Hook is a new roguelike shooter reminiscent of Doom VFR. A reworked version of the cancelled PC VR roguelike Outlier, your goal involves shooting through demon hordes. Previously targeting May 18, that’s now arriving on June 29. Joy Way states “unforeseen changes in the Meta release calendar” is a factor, though it’s unclear what this specifically refers to.
Alongside a new gameplay trailer, which you can watch above, Joy Way issued this statement:
Despite Dead Hook being ready for release on May 18, we have decided to postpone the release date to June 29 due to important business reasons, including unforeseen changes in the Meta release calendar.
This extra time will be used for extra polish and finishing touches, as well as incorporating content that was planned for after the release. We truly appreciate your understanding and continued support, and we are committed to providing you, the players, with the best possible gaming experience.