December 03, 2020
New consoles have arrived to help balance the dread and disruption of COVID, and we’ve been enjoying the delicious detail of Ori and the Will of the Wisps at 120fps and the deadly distraction of Demon’s Souls… We have quite a few status updates to provide, so let’s get started.
The Future Press Shop is Open: We’ll start with our most exciting news: as you’ve probably noticed, we recently opened our online shop at future-press.com! All of our books will of course continue to be available from other retailers. Now though, you also have the option to buy them directly from us, which helps to support what we do and guarantees that the books will reach you in the best possible condition. With the shop being a brand-new endeavour for us we’re still working out the kinks, so we really appreciate your understanding if it turns out there are some hiccups along the way.
Shipping Regions: The Future Press shop launched with shipping available to the US and EU countries. Since then, we’ve been busy with the logistics of adding further shipping destinations. Our Aussie friends will be very happy to hear that we’ve just added the option to ship books to Australia. We’ve also been investing a lot of effort into adding Canada to the list of countries we ship to. While we’re not quite there yet, we expect to be sending books to Canadian addresses very soon indeed
Books Shipping Soon: The Art of Ori and the Will of the Wisps and our mammoth Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition guide are due for release in the holiday period. Both books should begin shipping from Amazon and our own warehouse in the US from next week. We failed to communicate the different release dates for EU and US versions of The Art of Ori and the Will of the Wisps when we put the pre-orders up, and we sincerely apologize for that, as well as for the slight delay. Many fans in Europe have already received their copies, since both books were printed in Europe and benefited from a much shorter travel time within the region.
The Art and Making of Control: Our epic collaboration with Remedy has been finished for quite some time now, but the pandemic has made print proofing (and the printing process in general) much slower and more difficult than anticipated. What’s more, the printer needed more time than planned to ensure the books meet our desired quality. The upshot of all this is that the books won’t be ready for pickup at the printer until just before Christmas. Since it’s also being printed in Europe, and shipping over the new year period is also a lot slower than usual, we now expect the books to reach fans in mid- to late-January. We are very sorry for this month delay and thank you in advance for your patience! We’ll provide an update on the exact dates for both the EU and US as soon we can.
October 16, 2020
After countless requests from you guys for another reprint of our Horizon Zero Dawn Collector’s Edition Guide, we’re very happy to announce the biggest book we’ve ever made, for one of our favorite games ever: Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition!
We’ve wanted to reprint our Horizon Zero Dawn guide for a long time and with the Complete Edition of the game being available now, we have carefully integrated all of the Frozen Wilds content into the book. It comes as a premium hardcover edition with a bookmark and an updated version of the original book’s world map poster! This 832-page monster of a book is coming end of November 2020 and is available for pre-order now.
October 13, 2020
We’re proud to announce The Art of Ori and the Will of the Wisps, a premium, landscape-format art book for one of the year’s best games!
The Ori games have become true favorites of ours and a large part of that is due to the wonderful artistry of Moon Studios. This huge book is absolutely packed with over 500 pieces of concept art, sketches and storyboards, and each one is accompanied by commentary from the artists. We’ve gone behind the scenes with the game’s artistic leads to include a long and detailed interview that provides real insight into how its stunning visuals were created.
The book will be released in November 2020, and you can pre-order at our brand new shop and through other online retailers very soon.
September 24, 2020
Remedy have long been one of our favorite studios, and they set a new benchmark with Control. Its brilliant third-person combat mechanics and staggering feats of world building add up to what we genuinely think is one of the most outstanding and singular games of recent times.
With both of its expansions now released, Future Press is proud to present The Art and Making of Control—a truly unique, limited edition companion book. We’ve put hundreds of hours into giving Remedy’s award-winning art direction the treatment it deserves—concept art, sketches and renders are beautifully framed across almost 400 pages of in-depth, behind the scenes content. The book will be released holiday 2020 and is available for pre-order now at Amazon.com and can be ordered direct from future-press.com from late August. Pre-orders in other territories will also go live soon.
June 05, 2020
We’ve been wanting to provide a fresh update on the status of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide for a couple of weeks now, but the situation has been changing almost every day and we didn’t want to provide any incorrect information to those waiting for their book to arrive. We completely understand the frustration with the delays, so we’ll continue to provide as much clarity as possible.
Amazon US and Canada have received their first batch of books in early May, and we know that they’ve been trying to ship out all copies as fast as possible given the current situation. It’s now certain that they will get most of their ordered stock next week, which means that all existing orders will be dispatched from next week to mid June. It’s impossible for us to say when any individual order will be processed or delivered, because that’s in Amazon’s hands and we can’t see their internal queues.
As for the UK and all other language editions in Europe, retailers have received new stock this week. We are working non-stop to get the book into everyone’s hands as quickly as possible, and we’ll provide another update as soon as the situation changes in any way. Thanks once again for your patience!