Shadowrun Returns download release frustration for iOS, Android


Shadowrun Returns by Harebrained Schemes has finally released for PC gamers on Windows and OS X platforms, the game went live on July 25th, which is great but where is the mobile version for Android and iOS?

It was said that this role-playing game was going to be released on Android and iOS mobile platforms, but as of yet those waiting for the download the frustration will have to continue. This was a Kickstarter campaign where it rallied in 36,276 backers raking in $1,836,447 of a $400,000, so far so good as they say, what a success.

On the Kickstarter project Harebrained Schemes LLC stated this “Shadowrun Returns brings back one of our most original & cherished game settings as a 2D turn-based RPG for tablets & PC.” So where are the tablet versions then?

The graphically rich 2D turn-based single player RPG game was supposed to release on Apple & Android tablets and PCs, so you can understand those that are waiting for the non-PC game are a little frustrated. Everyone waiting for this game saw that it was going to release on all three platforms on July 25th but this changed on the video trailer, which we guess no one noticed.

If you are wanting to play Shadowrun Returns you will have to grab it from Steam for now, Android and iOS tablet owners will have to wait a while, how long is anyone’s guess.

For more information please visit the dedicated Shadowrun Returns on Steam, or the official website. The game is £14.99 or you can buy the deluxe version for £26.99. We would prefer the tablet version for when we are on the move, never mind, guess a little wait longer will not kill anyone.


2 thoughts on “Shadowrun Returns download release frustration for iOS, Android”

  1. Uge Plex says:

    Null Perspiration, Chummers! The developers just wanted to make sure the experience on tablets was as bug-free and polished as they could get it, for being a small indie studio pushing out a rather complex game (for tablets.). It’ll be worth the wait, or even more so, checking it out on Steam for PC or Mac! ^_^

  2. Jared says:

    This is from the SRR website.

    iOS and Android Tablets

    While we wanted to get tablet versions of SRR out at the same time as the PC and Mac versions, our main priority was creating the best game possible on all platforms. To that end, we delayed the tablet release for a few weeks to make sure they meet our quality bar. We expect the remaining work on the tablet versions should only take a couple of weeks, but we don’t know how long it will take for the game to go through Apple certification so we can’t give you a specific release date yet. As a reminder, the tablet versions will not include the editor and will not contain access to community created content. We do plan to bundle the best community content and release it on tablets some time in the future.