Okay, All These Delays Finally Qualify As "Utterly Ridiculous"
Okay, what hasn't been delayed until 2015? Maybe we should start there.
Sure, games like Destiny, Assassin's Creed: Unity, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Far Cry 4, Driveclub, and The Evil Within will make for a solid holiday season.
However, with such high-profile delays, it's hard not to imagine what could've been. Batman: Arkham Knight, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and now Battlefield: Hardline has been added to the list. There are others, too. This is one of those years where you start to seriously wonder if way too many games were shown off way too early. Watch Dogs is yet another good example and in fact, the examples are many.
I'm not one of those people who bothers with delays. I'm really not. I have so little time these days that I actually welcome most delays. Great, gives me more time to work through my backlog, you know? And while I'm positive I'll still have plenty to play during the latter half of 2014, all these delays are a tad unsettling. It almost feels as if the majority of projects we get all excited about require more time in development, which also makes me wonder if teams have had enough time to familiarize themselves with the new hardware.
I don't really know what's going on, but I do know that I can't recall such a crazy rash of delays in such a short span of time. Can you?
7/22/2014 10:06:51 PM Ben Dutka