Watch Dogs and Daylight pushed their launch dates back, and released with very different results. Holiday 2014 was gearing up to be quite a roster of AAA games, but recent news is making some consider how many titles will be left to put on their Christmas wishlists due to game delays. Makes you wonder if developers even intend on keeping their promises when announcing a release date.
Here are a few that were supposed to make our 2014s, but game delays have pushed them into 2015.
The Last Guardian
The running joke of delayed games, fans who saw the heartwarming boy and his bird-dog trailer back in 2009 at E3 have given up hoping this title will ever see the light of day.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Delayed to February 2015, developer CD Projekt didn’t come at the decision lightly. Typically launch push backs come through trailers or press releases, but the developer went with a written apology. Respect.
This game has laied low for the most part only to resurface with news of delay. It’s uncertain if the TV show or the game is having problems, but Remedy says there will be updates at Gamescom in August–not E3. One thing is certain, Remedy is known for its pushbacks (i.e. Alan Wake and Max Payne).
The Order: 1886
Sony’s big exclusive new IP for the PS4. It’s a lot of pressure, and I’m sure developer Ready at Dawn wants to make a good impression. The Order: 1886 was originally slated for a holiday 2014 release, but has recently been pushed back to make sure the quality is up to snuff.
Parkour zombie fighting? Not till February 2015. The reason for the delay was to clean up a few bugs, according to Techland developer. We predicted it may also be to avoid holiday 2014’s crowded launch schedule. There are still games launching then, right?
This long-anticipated post-apocalyptic game was originally slated for a sometime in 2014 release date. But in April amended the date to sometime in 2015. It’s a little concerning, as there’s no gauge as to weather this general 2015 time window is in Q1, Q2, Q3, or Q4. So, fans will be waiting in the dark for… who knows how long.
Tom Clancy’s The Division
The Division is certainly an ambitious title. A persistent online multiplayer shooter where you can traverse New York City with a team of agents after a deadly virus has been released. The lunch time has been pushed back to 2015, but some are predicting that even that timeframe is too ambitious.
Batman Arkham Knight
Rocksteady and Warner Brothers recently released a trailer showcasing the Batmobile’s battle mode, possibly trying to cushion the blow of the “Coming 2015” words that appeared soon after. While it’s a bummer, Rocksteady has had a proven track record with the Batman franchise (remember what happened when the developer decided to bow out of the last one?).