Delays aren’t uncommon in the gaming landscape. Games initially slated for the holiday season tend to slip into the following year as the last few months get crowded with game releases.
Today, we saw two delays. First up, The Evil Within. This horror game was initially set for an August release. Bethesda announced this morning the game will be pushed back a few months to October 21 in North America, October 23 in Australia and New Zealand and October 24 in Europe.
Why the delay? Bethesda is giving the team at Tango Gameworks a few more months to refine the title. Hopefully the extra time pays off. The Evil Within will launch on the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Xbox One and PS4.
The biggest delay news came from Sony. Sony’s highly anticipated exclusive, The Order: 1886, is now a 2015 title.
Ru Weerasuriya, creative director on The Order: 1886, told GameInformer the delay comes as the team works to “deliver that experience that we’ve wanted, and that we hope players expect.”
A bit of a disappointment, but most gamers won’t lack for games to play for the second half of 2014. 2015 is now set to be a banner year with heavy weights including Halo 5 and now The Order: 1886 slated for release.
Multiplatform titles will carry both consoles this holiday season. DriveClub is still slated for release later this year on PS4. Sunset Overdrive for Xbox One doesn’t have an official release date yet, but is expected to come this year. Plus, we still have E3 in a few weeks. I’m sure Sony and Microsoft have a few surprises for us.