An official announcement has been posted explaining that the games launch will be postponed to February 26th at 6 PM PST.
The statement by DK Veritas is the following:
Dear DK Online Steam Community,
We want to thank everyone for your support.
It has been truly amazing for us to see your interests.
However, we realize that there are some bugs and issues while preparing DK Online official release.
We consider you are valuable in our community and want to ensure our game is nice.
Instead of releasing an unoptimized game on February 20th, we would like to postpone our official release date.
Our new official release date will be on Feb 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm PST
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience during this time.
Once again we want to thank you all for your support and we are eager to get you playing DK Online as soon as possible.
[Official release date: Feb 26th at 6:00 PM PST]
DK Online Team
We were all expecting the servers to launch in about 14 hours from now and this will likely disappoint some people, but it is understandable that it is best to postpone the release rather than launching an unfinished product.
Passionate Gamer, MMO Addict, Nerd.
Former Community Volunteer at Aeria Games DK Online.