According to the latest newsletter from Toby Fox, DELTARUNE Chapter 3 is “pretty much content-complete.” Additionally, the developer announced that the rest of the game will be released after chapter 4 is done, instead of after the development of chapter 5, as “Chapter 5 is still pretty far off…” Deltarune Chapter One launched for free on October 31, 2018. Chapter 2 then launched on September 17, 2021.
A relevant snippet of the news letter:
GAME RELEASE STRATEGY
So, now that Chapter 3 is nearing completion… I think it’s a good time to re-discuss how we will release DELTARUNE for purchase.
My original plan was to release Chapter 3, 4, and 5 together. However, the finish line of Chapter 5 is still pretty far off… and I don’t think anybody really wants to wait that long to release anything. Especially me.
So, new strategy: No more waiting for Chapter 5. Instead, we are going to focus on putting DELTARUNE out for purchase once we finish Chapter 4. That should make everything a bit more reasonable!
Chapter 4 already has a very substantial amount of cutscenes and enemy work done. Also, I’ve hired a new producer whose entire job it will be to speed up the overall game development for future chapters. So, I feel very optimistic about the next steps of this project.
That being said though, I think I’m going to pause on more detailed development updates for now. Instead, I’ll just let you guys know if the development is getting close to completion, or if something funny happens.
The game’s details:
The award-winning indie RPG, UNDERTALE, expands the series with a brand new game… in a different world! Create your own avatar, meet strange friends, and jump into the darkness. The first two chapters are free, so what are you waiting for? And more (paid) chapters will come out as soon as we finish them, so keep an eye out! For years!