While a 2022 release window seemed set in stone, unfortunately, Granblue Fantasy: Relink has gotten delayed to 2023. The official website has an English letter from producer, Yuito Kimura, speaking about the new release window:
Regarding the Update to the Release Date
The development team has been hard at work getting Granblue Fantasy: Relink ready for its target release date in 2022. We understand the excitement players have for this game, so it is with utmost regret that we announce that the release date will be pushed back a second time to 2023.
Although internal and external circumstances pertaining to the novel coronavirus have been the primary hindrance to the development process, the entire staff has spared no effort in pushing to make up for lost time. However, considering the large-scale scope of this title, we believe more time is needed to further polish and optimize details and gameplay as we approach the final stretch.
All graphical resources, scenario pieces, voices, music, and other assets are in a completed state. At this stage, we are focused on refining gameplay balance, debugging, improving audio and graphical fidelity, and making general improvements to the overall experience. We would like to ask for a little more of your patience.
Further information was slated to be revealed in June 2022, but at the moment, our plan is to share more details in December 2022. We can’t wait to show you what we have!
While it’s unfortunate that Granblue Fantasy: Relink has been delayed, COVID-19 is still very much present, so the delay is most understandable. Considering the timing, this should mean that more news will be coming at the annual Granblue Fantasy Fes event, so stay tuned until then.