Developer Frogwares’ latest Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One was released to a lukewarm critical reception last year. The game’s last-gen console versions were delayed infinitely in light of the recent invasion of Ukraine by Russian armed troops, and now it has been announced that the game’s Xbox One version has been postponed yet again.
In a recent press release (via Twitter), Frogwares explained that the team tried to squeeze out as much performance as possible from the last-gen consoles – but the production has been severely affected by the political situation in Ukraine (Frogwares is based out of Kyiv). As a result, the Xbox One version has been postponed in favor of diverting all focus to the game’s PS4 version which will be releasing on April 28th.
Fans who pre-ordered the game on Xbox One will be entitled to full refunds for the same by canceling the order. Keeping the current situation in mind, it seems highly unlikely that the game’s Xbox One version will restart development ever again.
We have some important information for all of you waiting for the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Sherlock Holmes Chapter One.
PS4 version is coming next week. Xbox One is postponed indefinitely.
Read our statement for all the information on what happened and what to do next.
— Sherlock Holmes Chapter One (@SHolmes_Games) April 21, 2022