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Super Meat Boy Forever Delayed Until After April

Super Meat Boy Forever, the sequel to 2010's cult classic, will not meet its projected April 2019 launch window.

The announcement came from Team Meat on Twitter, assuring fans that the game would launch "after but not too far after April 2019." Apologizing for the delay, Team Meat shared, "We've been knocking out the last bits of Super Meat Boy Forever at record speeds while keeping a healthy and sustainable pace." 

Team Meat prioritized their "minds, bodies and social lives" rather than sacrificing their well-being to hit the planned release target. Their note draws attention to the dangers of the gaming industry's "crunch culture," an issue that has again taken center stage with the recent controversy over BioWare's working conditions while Anthem was in development. "Team Meat isn't some studio owned by an Evil A**hat corporation that has say over what we do and how we do it. We are fortunate enough to have control over how we work and we choose not to run ourselves into the ground."

Though they provided no official launch date, the statement assured one would follow with Super Meat Boy Forever's next trailer. The game was first announced at PAX 2014, with a Nintendo Switch reveal following in 2017. First billed as a mobile-only game, Tommy Refenes revitalized the project with a new team. It has since transformed into a full-blown sequel slated for launch on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, and mobile. 

Even though almost five years have passed since the announcement, Team Meat continues to enjoy the support of its fans. "This past weekend we were telling this to attendees at PAX East and everyone we told was really cool about it," they wrote in closing, "so we're just going to assume they speak for everyone on the internet and say thank you all for understanding and being cool with this delay."