The reason for the delay is being pointed at the delay in development from the COVID-19 pandemic. In the announcement, Yusuke Tomizawa, the producer of Tales of Arise, stated that they "will need more time to achieve the quality and provide the gorgeous experience we envision for our players, and therefore we decided to delay the launch timing for Tales of Arise."
Tales of Arise was initially announced during E3 last year, with an expected release date of sometime in 2020. However, this announcement delays the game indefinitely.
"The goal for Tales of Arise is to provide a familiar but innovative gameplay experience to fans of the series, while pushing the technical envelope to deliver a high level of graphical quality to impress both long-time players and those who have never played a Tales Of game. Development on the title has moved steadily forward in 2020 as we overcame challenges along the way."
Though the game has been delayed out of 2020, be sure to stay looking forward to the game, and we will update all of you once we hear any new updates about Tales of Arise!
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