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. No Man’s Sky
Original release date: June 21, 2016
New release date: August 9, 2016
When it was unveiled at E3 2014, No Man’s Sky received an enormous amount of fanfare. That’s because the game’s scope is something we’ve never seen before in a video game. You play as a space explorer who can travel to (literally) billions of planets, get out of your ship, investigate the unique flora and fauna, mine for resources, and then soar back into space to engage in space battles. It looks amazing, even if there are a few reasons to worry about No Man’s Sky. One of those reasons is that it had a delay late in the development process, a delay that resulted in the game’s director receiving “loads of death threats.”
One thing’s for sure: Fans need to chill out.