Zynga have announced that the upcoming arena shooter Star Wars: Hunters will not launch in 2022 after all, and instead, the game will now launch in 2023 on mobile platforms and Nintendo Switch.

The developer issued a statement on this matter, saying:

“We are working tirelessly to achieve our vision for Star Wars: Hunters,” said the studio. Our ambition is to create a competitive battle arena game that will entertain for years to come. To ensure we meet the high expectations we are setting for fans globally and ourselves as developers we have made the decision to delay the worldwide launch of Star Wars: Hunters.

We understand game delays are frustrating,” continues the statement, “however, our top priority is ensuring players will have the best possible experience in the Arena. For those who have been able to join us in the soft launch, we truly appreciate your support and feedback as we work to make Star Wars: Hunters the best it can be. Thank you for your understanding and we’ll see you in the arena.”

This is the second time the game got delayed since being officially revealed back in February 2021, but as you can see, we’re not done with COVID-19 just yet, so the additional delay is fully justified. Be patient, it will pay off, I’m sure of it.

Star Wars: Hunters is now coming out in 2023 on Android, iOS, and Nintendo Switch.