Focus Home Interactive’s Call of Cthulhu has become the latest victim to delay into 2018. The horror RPG-investigation game will now avoid the holiday, a wise move.
“2018,” wrote developer Cyanide in a now-deleted Tweet. “We’ll announce an accurate date as soon as possible, but first we’re focused on making the best possible game. Have a nice day!”
The development of Call of Cthulhu has been a troubled one. Originally announced in 2014, it was a Frogwares gig (Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments), but development was snatched off them by publisher Focus Interactive and shifted to Cyanide (Styx, Blood Bowl). Although Cyanide has proven themselves a talented bunch that could do Lovecraft’s work justice.
On paper, Call of Cthulhu sounds like a fascinating game. Based on Chaosium’s pen and paper RPG Call of Cthulhu, and H.P. Lovecraft, of course, Call of Cthulhu is a role-player detective game set on a backwater island where an entire family has been murdered. It should delve deep into the bowels of psychological and cosmic horror, the ever-present threat of Cthulhu itself lurking behind the scenes.