Stronghold: Warlords delayed

Firefly Studios have released a statement today advising that the release date for Stronghold: Warlords has been delayed until March 9th 2021. Originally scheduled for a January 26th release date, it appears as though the multiplayer mode is the cause of the delay.

Read the full announcement below...

Dear Stronghold Community and Fans,

It is with deep regret we announce to you today that we have come to the difficult decision to delay the release of Stronghold: Warlords for a second and final time. The release date will no longer be January 26th 2021. We will instead be launching Stronghold: Warlords six weeks later on March 9th 2021.

The reason behind this is that the games Multiplayer mode is simply not ready to be released yet. We have run into some unexpected issues with it and, while we have worked very hard to resolve these with our current deadlines, we need more time to iron them out. We want to be as transparent as possible with you about this and we did consider releasing as planned, delaying Multiplayer to go live in a future update. However, as we have promised Multiplayer functionality for Stronghold: Warlords at launch for over a year now, releasing without it wouldnt be fair to players.

We want to thank you for your continued support and patience. Delays are never desired by any studio, especially this close to the announced release date, and we can only apologise for the disappointment it causes. It is however necessary if we want everyone to have an excellent, full experience with Stronghold: Warlords when it launches on March 9th, 2021.

Thank you,

Firefly Studios