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Sky: Children of the Light has a final release date on Switch. thatgamecompany is bringing the title to Switch on June 29, the developer revealed during today’s Summer Game Fest: Kickoff Live! event.

A new season for the game will also begin on July 6.

Sky: Children of the Light is another step closer to its Switch release. The game will launch on the system in June, thatgamecompany has announced.

Sky: Children of the Light was last said to be on track for this spring on Switch. This is the first time we’re hearing about an actual month.

Originally, Sky: Children of the Light was planned for Summer 2020. It ended up receiving a delay amid the coronavirus pandemic. You can find thatgamecompany’s previous statement here.

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A few months ago, thatgamecompany pushed back the Switch version of Sky: Children of the Light. It was originally planned for last spring, though ultimately the delay will be about a year.

thatgamecompany provided an update on the Switch version today, including a new release window. It’s now on track for a Spring 2021 launch.

Today’s news was also accompanied by a new trailer for the game. We’ve included the video below.

The Switch version of Sky: Children of the Light was previously delayed to 2021. thatgamecompany has narrowed the launch window down a bit further, today confirming its release for the spring.

Here’s an overview of the game:

Sky: Children of the Light was originally on track to launch sometime this summer. Unfortunately, that will no longer be happening. Developer thatgamecompany announced a delay and has confirmed that it’s been pushed back to 2021.

In a blog post, the studio pointed to the coronavirus as having an impact on development. The good news is that the Switch version is “in the final stretch” and more staff are being hired for the console release.

The full statement from thatgamecompany reads:

Sky: Children of the Light is only out on mobile at present, but that’ll be changing soon. Developer thatgamecompany announced earlier this month that a Switch version will be released in the near future.

Over on mobile, Sky: Children of the Light is free-to-play. It sounds like for the Switch version, the payment model won’t be transferred over 1:1. thatgamecompany co-founder Jenova Chen told GamesIndustry that the plan is to offer something that’s a hybrid of premium and free-to-play.

thatgamecompany, the studio behind the hit game Journey, has indicated that its latest title Sky: Children of the Light will be on Switch in the future.

Co-founder and creative director Jenova Chen shared the news in a recent issue of MCV/Develop. Chen noted that the title will “cross all platforms” down the road, and specifically mentioned Switch as part of the plan. thatgamecompany intends to support full cross-play regardless of the system you’re playing on.

Chen said:

thatgamecompany isn’t ruling out Switch for its next project. When asked if the upcoming title will be on Nintendo’s new system, the company wrote:


thatgamecompany last developed Journey, which launched in 2012. The studio said in 2013 that Wii U would be an “option” after its contract ended to produce three games with Sony. Since Switch is taking Wii U’s place, the new platform would make much more sense to support – if thatgamecompany ultimately decides to bring its project to a Nintendo console that is.

Thanks to Adimaza for the tip.

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