Undertale successor Deltarune won't get a new chapter in 2022

(Image credit: Toby Fox)

When Undertale creator Toby Fox released the second chapter of Deltarune last year, it arrived roughly a year behind schedule. That's fine though, because it was reportedly very good, though if you've been waiting with decreasing patience for further instalments, I'm sad to report that none will arrive during 2022.

"We won't be able to put out any new chapters of Deltarune this year," Fox tweeted today, "but as usual, we have a little something special planned for the anniversary of UT/DR (Undertale/Deltarune) Chapter 2… see you next week!"

It'll be interesting to see how Fox approaches further Deltarune chapters. Upon release of Chapter 2, it was announced that the next three chapters—running 3 to 5—would release simultaneously. Unlike chapters 1 and 2, these would come at a price for the whole package. "It's definitely going to cost more than Undertale," Fox wrote in 2021.

Fox hasn't issued any substantial updates since the release of Chapter 2 last September, but he did tweet in May that development is "going well" and that "I'm getting more and more people to help recently, I have good feelings about it."

Undertale was famously developed by Fox alone, so the presence of more talent involved in the ongoing Deltarune chapters is pretty exciting. If you've yet to dive into Deltarune the first two chapters are still free on Steam: you'll need to download the demo to access them. 

Shaun Prescott

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.