Three years after its first section, Chapter 2 of Deltarune was suddenly launched last week upon the 6th anniversary of Undertale.
Just like the fundamental part, the second chapter was free. However, it seems like the remaining and upcoming segments of the game will not incur the same benefit.
Deltarune's Last Three Chapters Will Not Be Free
In the developer's most recent status update, creator-writer, Toby Fox shared more details on Deltarune's future.
Fox noted the engine's change and redesigning as reasons resulting in the second chapter's delay. But he also discussed more about the aforementioned chapters, stating that the final three sections will launch simultaneously and at a financial cost:
My next goal is to complete Chapters 3, 4 and 5 for next time. Then, at that time I will ask for people to buy the game, at the price of the first 5 chapters (including 1 and 2). I don't know the price yet, but it's definitely going to cost more than UNDERTALE.
Fox implied that the length of time before games for fans and creators are contributing factors towards this decision:
Originally I had planned to release chapters only when all them are finished, but honestly, it's hard both for creators and fans to go a long time without a release. So, I changed my mind. I think most people will be happy about this.
The Undertale creator, however, did not give a release date for the sequels.