Deltarune Chapter 2 is free, but the next three chapters won't be

Deltarune Chapter 2 is free, but the next three chapters won't be

Expect to pay for the conclusion of the series.


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Deltaʀᴜɴe Chapter 2 sᴜᴅᴅᴇɴly releᴀsed lᴀst ᴡᴇek, ᴀɴd cᴏɴtrary ᴛᴏ whᴀᴛ ᴇᴠᴇʀyᴏɴe ᴇxᴘᴇᴄᴛed ɪᴛ's ꜰʀᴇᴇ. Tʜᴇ ꜰɪʀsᴛ chapter wᴀs ꜰʀᴇᴇ ᴛᴏo, ʙᴜᴛ tʜɪs tʀᴀɪʟer ɪs ᴀᴍᴏɴɢ sᴇᴠᴇʀal thᴀᴛ ꜰᴏʀeᴡᴀʀned thᴀᴛ ʏᴏᴜ'd ɴᴇᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ ᴘᴀʏ ᴛᴏ ᴄᴏɴᴛɪɴᴜᴇ tʜᴇ stᴏʀy. Thᴀᴛ's ᴘʀᴇᴛᴛʏ generoᴜs, ʙᴜᴛ tʜᴇre's ᴛʜʀᴇᴇ ᴍᴏʀᴇ chapters comɪɴg ɪɴ tʜᴇ future, wrɪᴛes creᴀᴛᴏʀ Toʙʏ Fox, ᴀɴd ᴛʜᴏsᴇ ᴀʀᴇ ɢᴏnna ᴄᴏsᴛ ʏᴏᴜ.

"Originally I had planned to release chapters only when all them are finished, but honestly, it's hard both for creators and fans to go a long time without a release. So, I changed my mind. I think most people will be happy about this," Fox wrote.

"My next goal is to complete Chapters 3, 4 and 5 for next time. Then, at that time I will ask for people to buy the game, at the price of the first 5 chapters (including 1 and 2). I don't know the price yet, but it's definitely going to cost more than Undertale."

Elsewhere, Fox admits that he had intended to charge for Chapter 2 but that he decided not to since "the world has been really tough for everybody recently," likening himself to "a pet cat that drops bugs at your doorstep."

"Just one request," Fox adds. "Please remember, games like this aren't normally free. If you can afford it, spend the money you saved from getting this game for free by supporting other indie devs."

It's been three years since the first Deltarune chapter released, and that can be attributed to a lot of development changes, including a new engine. If you're interested in Deltarune (or Undertale) it's well worth reading the post in full and, of course, playing the new episode.

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