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The launch of horror game Hellpoint has been delayed due to the coronavirus

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Hellpoint is a horror sci-fi Souls-like set aboard the space station Irid Novo, a once-bustling hub of human activity that's now overrun by hostile aliens from another dimension. A February trailer was thoroughly dark and unpleasant in all the right ways, but unfortunately the April release date it delivered isn't going to work out.

"In light of the unprecedented events facing the world, we have been forced to postpone the launch of the game," Cradle Games creative director Matt Boudreau said. "We plan to use the additional development time not just for polishing, but also to address the feedback we’ve gathered and make Hellpoint an even better gaming experience for everybody! The feedback of the community had such enthusiasm and energy."

The Souls-like gameplay aboard a derelict space station is enhanced by Hellpoint's "Quantic system" that makes minor adjustments to the game world every time you die, and also triggers events based on the station's 21-hour rotation around a black hole. It also supports local and online co-op and PvP multiplayer.

Hellpoint doesn't currently have a set release date, but the delay should be relatively short, as it's now slated to be out by the end of June 2020. It's available for wishlisting on Steam, and more information is up at cradlegames.com.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.