SNK announced tonight that they’ve made the decision to delay KOF15’s release into early 2022.
The developers state the rising numbers of COVID-19 within Japan are a major if not the biggest determining factor for the pushed back launch window, which is unfortunate but probably something that can’t really be helped given the circumstances.
It’s unclear if this means the development team is once again switching to a work-from-home setup, and we also don’t know how many SNK workers were back at the offices at the time of this decision.
Due to rising cases of COVID-19 within Japan, the development timeline for KOF XV was adjusted, with the release window changing from 2021 to Q1 2022.
We apologize and thank you for your understanding and patience. #KOF
— SNK GLOBAL (@SNKPofficial) June 2, 2021