After numerous delays, Mighty No.9 was scheduled for a February 9th release. However, the game has been delayed yet again to Spring 2016 as the team was facing various bugs in its netcode. Comcept claimed that the issues relating to the network modes were more critical than expected, and they had to delay the game in order to fix them.
As the team claimed:
“The reason for the delay is rooted in bugs inside the network modes, and specifically problems with matchmaking. There are two large reasons for this problem, one of them being the large number of platforms supported (the solution for each platform is slightly different) and the other stems from the fact that the engine we are using is no longer being updated which means adjustments for matchmaking and online code are being made manually (actually reprogramming parts of the engine by the dev team themselves). Unfortunately, this is all a result of miscalculations on the part of us, the development staff. As a result, our fans who have been looking forward to Mighty No. 9 have been forced to wait for over half a year longer than expected, and for that we are sincerely sorry. I want to take this chance to apologize personally, and on the behalf of the development staff.”
Comcept concluded that the game will now release in Spring 2016, although it has not set a specific date.
“Because we are constantly working on it in cooperation with all our partners, we want to wait and make sure that everything is confirmed to be ready before giving a new specific release date. But we expect it to realistically be in Spring 2016.”