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It’s been a very emotional week for gamers who have been looking forward to some of 2020’s biggest blockbusters. In the past week three massive triple A games have announced delays of varying sizes for their games. Cyberpunk 2077, Final Fantasy VII Remake and Marvel’s Avengers all join The Last of Us II in delaying their games.
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Fans of Final Fantasy VII Remake will have the shortest wait as their release date was pushed back from March 3rd to April 10th. The announcement said this will allow the developers more time to ensure everything is ready, polished and set to go.
Marvel’s Avengers which is being developed by Crystal Dynamics but also still under Square Enix’s umbrella is delayed a bit longer. Their original release date was set for May 15th but has been pushed back to September 4th. The announcement also states the reasoning for the delay is fine tuning and polishing.
CD Projekt Red announced today that Cyberpunk 2077 set to release on April 16th has been delayed until September 17th. The announcement states that the game is complete and playable start to finish. Given the size, scope and complexity of the game they need additional time to make sure it’s all up to their standards.
It’s always a bummer when a game you’re looking forward too gets pushed back, regardless of if it’s a month or several. What we as gamers need to be aware of is that making a game is no simple process. As consumers we also tend to be very passionate in our response to the launch of games, whether that be positive or negative. We shouldn’t take that same vitriol out on companies delaying games and taking the extra time they need to make sure the games are perfect.
Besides, now we don’t have to rush and try to beat Final Fantasy VII Remake in 6 days before Cyberpunk 2077 would’ve released. Thank you CD Projekt Red.
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