In a Halloween edition of his newsletter, Undertale creator Toby Fox provided a big update on Deltarune Chapter 3 and beyond. Fox announced Chapter 3 is content complete, stating, “There will be essentially no more changes to dialogue or gameplay from here.” Additionally, Deltarune will no longer be released when the fifth and final scheduled chapter and now plans to launch the paid version when development on Chapter 4 wraps.
With the Deltarune team tying a bow on the third part of the Undertale sequel saga, they are set to transition into focusing on completing Chapter 4. That’s not to say it isn’t already well into development. “Chapter 4 already has a very substantial amount of cutscenes and enemy work done,” says Fox before revealing a producer has been brought on to expedite the development process for “future chapters.”
Fox tempers expectations of seeing the entire package in the immediate future, with the culmination in Chapter 5 further in the distance than previously planned. Because of the long road head, a decision has been made to release some form of Deltarune without waiting until the entire project has concluded. This means Chapters 3 and 4 will now be the installments available when the paid version of the game is made available, with Chapter 5 being added at a later date.
You can read the full statement regarding the release content and timeline changes below:
From Fox’s sendoff, it’s apparent we won’t hear much about the project for a while, or at the very least, no developments of this magnitude. In the meantime, Deltarune Chapters 1 and 2 are available for free right now on PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC. Its predecessor, Undertale, can be played on all the previously mentioned platforms and Xbox.
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