It's been a long time since we last heard about Image & Form Games' upcoming Xbox exclusive The Gunk. After being announced and shown off just over a year ago, things have been fairly quiet from the developer ever since. With a release window of 2021, many were beginning to believe it may miss the mark, but the game's publisher Thunderful Games has now confirmed it's still expected to release before the year's end.

One fan asked the publisher on Twitter whether The Gunk was still slated to launch this year. Thankfully, Thunderful Games confirmed it was, with more news "coming soon".

With Gamescom around the corner and Xbox hosting their own event, perhaps we'll hear something more of the game there. The months are drawing in now as we quickly approach the final third of the year. Those 2021 release windows are starting to narrow down, so expect to hear an update on The Gunk very soon.

Until then, be sure to check out our 2020 interview with the game's director to get a good indication of what to expect from the new IP.

The Gunk is launching later this year (with Game Pass) for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC.

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