The Hytale RPG of exploration, crafting and adventure has lagged behind from a launch scheduled for 2021 to a launch in 2023. announced by the developers of Hytale Hypixel Studios in their summer 2021 development update, the first in six months.
"What has become increasingly clear is that we have many more years of work ahead of us before Hytale is ready to launch," says the update. "We don't want to provide another estimated launch window that turns out to be incorrect. However, we no longer expect to be ready to launch Hytale by 2023, and it could take longer."
Part of the post was an admission to fans about the growing pain of joining Hypixel's new largest team acquisition by Riot Games last year. This had delayed development as members of the newly skilled team joined, as did growth in Hytale itself.
We’ve been pretty high on Hytale before, enjoying her whimsical and fun jokes.
Along with major upgrades, the Hytale team released information on changes and upgrades to combat and improvements to enemy AI. Some gifs outlined these changes, showing the new sword and shield fighting style and the club fighting style, then showing a player-to-AI combat using swords and shields. The new AI system not only evaluates how the enemy fights, but also the AI's own attacks. There’s also a bit of character customization.