Shovel Knight maker Yacht Club Games announced that it has canceled the Xbox One retail release of the game. While details on why this has happened are pretty murky, Yacht Club Games described some difficulties in getting the game for Xbox One on physical disc and in retail. Here’s what the company wrote on its official site:
“With extremely heavy hearts, we’re sad to announce there will not be an Xbox One physical version this holiday. We really gave it our best effort, but unfortunately, because of publishing policies on that platform that are totally beyond our control, we couldn’t make it happen. We’re very sorry…we know there is a lot of interest – the pre-orders were really good and we thank everyone for their support!
We’ll keep fighting to get a retail version on Xbox One, but as of now, the boxed version is in indefinite limbo. The digital version of Shovel Knight on Xbox One is already available and will, of course, continue to receive new updates and our full support!”