Maybe it’s just the nostalgia talking, but it seems like video games used to come out when they were supposed to. Not anymore. In this console generation, delayed video games are starting to become an expected part of the development cycle, just like the occasional buggy release. A ton of games that were slated for release have been pushed back for a variety of reasons. What big upcoming games have been delayed? Read on to find out.
1. Final Fantasy XV
Original release date: September 30, 2016
New release date: November 29, 2016
For a game that’s been in development for 10 years, what’s another two months? That’s the question fans of the long-running Final Fantasy series have to ask themselves about the upcoming 15th main installment. Despite the bizarre demo Square Enix released earlier this year, the game looks pretty great. We should know, because the development team has offered up tons of gameplay footage, including the one above that shows the game’s opening hour. Check it out and hop aboard the hype train, as long as you don’t mind waiting a little longer.
2. Persona 5
Original release date: Fall 2014
New release date: February 14, 2017
It’s going to be a happy Valentine’s Day for RPG lovers. The Persona series of Japanese role-playing games has grown in popularity with each new installment over the years, and Persona 5 is gearing up to make a major splash when it comes out — if it ever comes out, that is. This game about high schoolers battling and taming monsters as they save the world was originally meant to come out on PlayStation 3. But delay after delay pushed the game into the PS4 era. But don’t worry if you haven’t made the jump to PS4 yet. It’s still coming to PS3 (but not Xbox One).