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Mike Bithell's Volume delayed on Vita, cross-buy with PS4 will still be honored

Samit Sarkar (he/him) is Polygon’s deputy managing editor. He has more than 15 years of experience covering video games, movies, television, and technology.

The PlayStation Vita version of Volume, the stealth game from Thomas Was Alone developer Mike Bithell, has been unexpectedly delayed by "a couple weeks," Bithell announced today.

Volume was originally scheduled to launch on Mac, PlayStation 4, PS Vita and Windows PC tomorrow, Aug. 18. While the Vita release will now miss that date, the other three versions are "still very much on course," said Bithell.

Development on the Vita version is complete, but it needs some more time for quality assurance work, according to Bithell. Despite the delay, Volume remains part of Sony's cross-buy program, so people who buy the game on PS4 will receive the Vita version at no extra cost as soon as it's released.

"The party still starts on August 18, it's just that the Vita, the coolest of all the kids, will be arriving a little fashionably late," said Bithell, which strikes us as a perfectly British way to describe a delay.

For more on Volume, check out the trailer below and read our interview with Bithell.