Goodbye Volcano High Has Been Delayed To August 2023


There is some unfortunate news coming in from KO_OP, the Dinosaur-themed narrative adventure game titled Goodbye Volcano High. It has been delayed to August 2023.

In a new press release from KO_OP, the Montreal-Based Studio is having to delay its upcoming narrative adventure for three months. The reason? Because the studio couldn’t meet the June launch date without significant cuts to the quality and the scope of the game. Listed below is the full press release:

Hey Dinos. We have an important update for you regarding Goodbye Volcano High’s release date. After assessing our production schedule for GVH, we’ve decided to move our launch to August 29th, 2023.

The reality is that, with our current workload, we could not have met our June launch date without making significant cuts to the quality and scope of the game. This would mean delivering something much different than what we’ve envisioned and worked toward. We don’t want to release anything less than the best version of the game we have been making throughout our developmental cycle.


Plus, we’re a studio that prides itself on avoiding crunch. Meeting our original launch date would require our team to work nights, weekends and early mornings to ship and risk burning people out.

This delay also moves our launch date out of a very busy June release calendar, opening us up to more incredible opportunities and giving the game a greater chance of success.

I know this isn’t the easiest thing to hear- it is a difficult thing for us to do. GVH is a really special project for us, and everyone on our team has done incredible work on this game. We need more time to make sure that our work shines! We’ve been so honored to hear such a positive response to our demo. Soon, we’ll be premiering another public demo and we hope you’ll have another chance to check it out.

Thank you so much for your understanding, we can’t wait for you to play what we’ve been working on.


Goodbye Volcano High was introduced during Sony’s Future Of Gaming event in June 2020. There was a release window set for 2021 but it faced its first delay due to a combination of the COVID epidemic. Along with a new writing team being brought in to reboot the game’s narrative direction. In November 2022, it was being targeted by a troll campaign due to its LGBTQIA+ content. The game will be available on August 29th and will be available for Steam, Playstation 4, and Playstation 5.

Goodbye Volcano High Key Visual
Image Credit: Playstation/KO_OP

It’s the final year of high school, and graduation looms on the horizon. Will the students of Volcano High have enough time to figure themselves out before it’s all over? Is it too late to tell their crush how they feel? Are they even ready for what comes next? Goodbye Volcano High is a cinematic narrative game about the end of an era, and the beginning of a love story.

Source: KO_OP Press Release

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