Harebrained Schemes recently took to the Kickstarter page for its successful Shadowrun Returns funding project to note the game has been pushed back from an anticipated January launch date to either May or June of 2013. The Kickstarter project concluded with $1.8 million in funding in late April this year, resulting in Mac and Linux versions of the game in addition to PC, iOS and Android.
Producer Mitch Gitelman said the January release date "might've worked for the scope of the game we originally envisioned but as our ambitions (read that 'features list') grew, so did the time we needed to deliver!" He added that the move from a top-down perspective to an isometric camera angle took "serious R&D time."
Gitelman also noted that the ability to recruit any friends' characters into one player's game has been cut from the project due to time and budget demands.