To put it bluntly, it’s been a long while since a simulation boxing game has launched for either PC or consoles. In fact, the last major simulation boxing title to go live, EA Fight Night Champion, launched all the way back in 2011 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. And while gamers still play it thanks to EA Play, it’s fair to say that some want to see a brand new boxing game released into the world.
Steel City Interactive, a United Kingdom-based developer, is looking to fill that void with eSports Boxing Club. eSports Boxing Club is currently in development, but when can we expect the title to launch? Let’s go over what we know so far.
eSports Boxing Club Release Date Information
Originally, eSports Boxing Club was supposed to have two major release dates: an early access date and a final release. The early access version was slated to go live sometime in December 2020, and the final version was pegged to launch at some point in 2021. However, the first part of that time line never came to fruition.
In a December statement to followers on social media, Steel City Interactive stated that its original plan was pushed back, thanks to a number of factors. For one, the company received a lot more attention than anticipated, and Steel City wanted to meet the high expectations that have been set. Additionally, the company noted that it has also expanded the game’s development team, thanks to receiving more investment.
Steel City Interactive stated that the time line would, in fact, be pushed back, in order to take the time to provide a true, next-gen boxing experience to gamers. eSports Boxing Club is still slated to have early access and final release dates, but at this time, a firm date has not been set for either of these versions.
As of February 8, the eSports Boxing Club devs have noted via a FAQ page that the hope is to go live with the early access title in the coming months. The final release date has also not been finalized, as Steel City has stated that it wants to “deliver the best possible experience.
So while we do have lists of features and boxers that are expected to be in the game, we don’t have a release date of that writing. However, that is expected to change in the near future, so keep checking this article, as it will be updated to reflect any new information.