Well folks, it happened again. Yet another game has been delayed. Today’s victim is Assassin’s Creed Unity. Luckily it has only been delayed by two weeks. One has to wonder though, what game will be next? Welcome to Lgndary Thoughts!
Ubisoft has said that they need the extra two weeks to finish off Unity. I honestly think I believe them, Assassin’s Creed games are kind of know for having a lot of last minute issues. If I remember correctly Assassin’s Creed 3 had a massive day one patch. The only other reason would be if they wanted to move it out of October due to all the other games coming out that month. Either way, I don’t think fans will be too upset, two weeks isn't as bad as it could have been. My question though is, what game will be next?
I have a hard time believing that Assassin’s Creed Unity will be the last game to be delayed in the fashion that a lot of games this year have been. It may be the last one this year, but that is probably because most games have already been delayed at some point this year. If I had to pick one game that I think will get delayed next it would probably be Bloodborne. It just has a really similar story to The Order. Both were announced at E3 with a pre rendered trailer and not much else, both reveals promised a fairly soon release date, and both games would go on to continue to withhold information even as the release date neared. It is too early to tell if Sony is doing the same thing with Bloodborne, every time we see something new I get my hopes up, but we’ll just have to see.
Another thing that I could imagine publishers doing, something I think is probably worse than delaying a game, is what I call a “Phantom Delay”. When the publisher has made it clear when they aim to release the game i.e. Spring 2014, or this Holiday. And then the game gets a release date well past the original window. I consider this a delay, and it annoys me when publishers try to pretend as if nothing had ever happened.
So my money is on Bloodborne getting delayed, whether Sony calls it a delay or not. So what game are you betting on for a delay? Far Cry 4 could be a contender, or maybe The Witcher 3 will come out with a second delay. Whatever it is you think, let me know in the comments!