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Edited by SunnyZaBunny: 8/7/2014 6:01:25 PM
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Drowning in delays

For those of us eager to dig in and see what the game line up for fall/holiday are in for a bit of disappointment. I cannot discern whether developers are afraid of competition (my guess) or if they're announcing game release dates way ahead of schedule. (dying light, the division mad max I think fall into this category) Dragon age inquisition: (Oct 7th) November 18th Shadows of mordor: (Oct 7th) September 30th ([i]moved forward[/i]) Battlefield:Hardline (Oct 21st) moved to March 2015 Evolve: (Oct 21st) February 10th 2015 Evil within: (Oct 21st) October 14th ([i]moved forward)[/i] Batman Arkham Knight: October 28th to 2015 Witcher 3: holiday 2014 to February 2015 The order 1886: originally 2014 but has settled into it's new February date in 2015 Dying Light: has been moved 3 times since system launch and a new release date remains to be seen. The division: some time 2015 probably Mad max: supposed launch title has been hit by delays Edit: Elder scrolls online: by the time we see it it may be free2play This holiday is building itself up to be an odd one filled with ever changing schedules and push backs. I don't know about you guys I'm a bit disappointed Evolve was delayed it was one of the few games I was looking forward to after Destiny.
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  • I think i died a little...
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  • Evolve is the one that really hurt me.
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  • There's a fair few explanations, like Hardline, the reaction to it was awful, EA got a huge backlash from that one, Mad Max, well, I doubt the licensed game is getting much in the way of resources, keeping my expectations low for that one. Shadows of Mordor most likely doesn't want to compete with AC Unity, makes sense really. All in all, however, the most logical reason is simple: Publishers wanted games to talk about, developers need a long time to adjust to new tech, publishers want hype, then they have to delay because they can't possibly hit the deadline because they were never going to. Always best to take release dates with a pinch of salt. For example, Mass Effect 2 was set for a christmas release in 2009, but got pushed back to late January, just after the holiday blitz of games, fast forward a couple of years, Mass Effect 3 gets a Holiday 2011 release date... Except it got the same delay to Q1 2012. Put simply delaying things can actually work to increase the hype around something, it's weird but it works.
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    • U14 for warframe PS4 has been delayed than again they did find game breaking bugs.
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    • can't wait for shadow of mordor and the division. The order 1886 looks good too but i want to see more of it.
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    • Also ESO for consoles Inb4 ESO is shit
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    • Yeah I was looking forward to Arkham Knight and Evolve too, but now I have more time for Destiny and I won't be cleaning out my wallet
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    • They should move them all forward to this month there is like no games except destiny
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    • Anything releasing in February will fail because of The Witcher 3.
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    • Traditionally delays do allow teams to fully flesh out a game into something perfect. But in some cases the delays have a bad taste to them. Watchdogs for example was most likely delayed for marketing reasons rather than production reasons so we ended up with a game that had a hackneyed story and wonky mechanics. Then games like Mad Max and Dying Light were meant to be launch year titles but they seem to have pulled a disappearing act as of late. I figured the division wouldn't be out for a while since Ubisoft is funneling the entirety of its funds into Unity and far cry 4. I think Hardline was moved off the 21st to avoid competing with Evolve for sales. Same for dragon age being moved off the 7th, which had shadows of mordor to compete with but Shadows moved into September. October was originally loaded with game launches and now it is nearly gutted with mostly sports games remaining. (NBA 2k15 and NBA live 15) It seems so bizarre
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    • The witcher 3 and the division are the ones im excited for in that list.
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    • It's giving my wallet a sigh of relief, so I don't mind. Plus more time = better game (unless it's Watch Dogs).
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      • I'd rather them perfect my game than rush to have it released.
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      • Delays usually make for better games. Unless they're Duke Nukem. If you're a completionist, go finish (completely finish) some of your older games.
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