(cue the collective moans and groans of the collected masses)
Turtle Rock Studios’highly anticipated co-op shooter Evolve has been delayed from an October 2014 release date to a February 2015 release.
The delay has been put down to the age old excuse of the need for extra “polish”. Turtle Rock have been given the extra five months to “fully realize their creative vision for the game” by 2K games owners Take-Two Interactive.
Evolve now joins the ever growing list of games missing the 2014 release window, lining up with Batman: Arkham Knight, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Battlefield: Hardline and more.
What this means to me:
The release dates for games are being revealed far too early it seems, as I can’t overly remember a major game sticking to the original release window or release date. Watch_Dogs was the most telling delay in recent memory, as it should have gone gold when it was delayed. From the little I had seen about Evolve, the game had lots going for it. The delay will ultimately be a good thing I’m sure, but it seems one gaming disappointment to another at the moment. Do you think studios should hold back from announcing a release date? Who do you think is at fault for game delays and what does this mean for the idea of pre-ordering games for a certain date? These are the questions being asked now, as another big game hits the highly crowded early 2015 release window.
Which gaming delay has hurt you most, past or present? Sound off in the comments and let us know yours. Mine had to be Watch_Dogs from recent memory, I was so damn hyped and even though it’s been out a while, I still haven’t bought it.