The original developer of Life Is Strange is delaying the release of the fresh game to avoid releasing a fresh Life Is Strange


Don’t Nod has delayed the release of its upcoming game Lost Records: Bloom & Rage from Q3 2024 to early 2025 to avoid clashing with the fresh Life is Strange game.

Don’t Nod Entertainment is the original creator of the narrative adventure Life is Strange for publisher and franchise owner Square Enix. It is currently working on the fresh narrative adventure Lost Records: Bloom & Rage, while Square Enix has commissioned Deck Nine to develop Life Is Strange: Double Exposure, which is set to launch in October.

Don’t Nod has announced the decision to delay Lost Records: Bloom & Rage to avoid the narrative adventure gameplay of Life is Strange later this year.

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“We have made the decision to postpone the release date of Lost Records: Bloom & Rage to early 2025,” reads a statement released to X/Twitter To read. “We know you’re all excited about both Lost Records and the new Life is Strange game, so we wanted to give both sides the space to shine. The wait will be worth it!”

In a press release, Don’t Nod boss Oskar Guilbert expanded on the decision, saying: “We know that many of our fans are eagerly awaiting this game, just as we have been eagerly awaiting the next installment in Life is Strange, and let’s give both titles the space they need to be enjoyed by our players within the large community we’ve built.”

“We truly believe that Bloom & Rage has been worth the wait. We can’t wait to share this new adventure in what we hope will be another unforgettable chapter in the Don’t Nod universe.”

Let’s give both titles the space our players need to enjoy them within the huge community we’ve built.

Lost Records follows a group of friends who reunite after more than two decades without contact to “face a long-buried secret that made them promise each other they would never speak again.” Announced at The Game Awards 2023, Lost Records: Bloom & Rage is set to usher in a fresh, interconnected universe, but Don’t Nod has a number of other games in the works as well.

Meanwhile, Life Is Strange: Double Exposure stars the original Life Is Strange protagonist, Max Caulfield, and is set to release on October 29 for Xbox, PlayStation, and PC.

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