Every video game delay happened in 2022

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, video game release dates are less certain. While developers have had time to adapt, working from home still has its challenges, and sometimes release dates are too ambitious for development teams to meet. We’ve seen a lot of delays in 2020 and 2021, and if the first two months of this year are any indication, frequent delays are a trend that will continue into 2022.

With so many games delayed, it can be difficult to keep track of what has been delayed and when to expect it now. This roundup will track all the major video game delays that have occurred so far in 2022.

King Arthur: A Knight’s Tale (April 26)

King Arthur: A Knight’s Tale It is a dark fantasy tactic based on the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. It’s currently in early access on Steam and was supposed to get a full release there on February 15th. Developer NeocoreGames has chosen to postpone the full release to March 29, 2022 in January 2022 because “the extra weeks of development and polishing will help” deliver the most powerful version of the game possible. King Arthur: A Knight’s Tale For her fans.” It was brought back to April 26th so the developer can continue polishing and translating King Arthur: A Knight’s Tale. The game will also be coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X in the future.

Evil Dead: The Game (May 13)

Ash and another playable character stand together in Evil Dead: The Game

Multiplayer game Based on the Evil Dead franchise, it is being worked on by Saber Interactive and was scheduled for release in February. Before it can be released, Saber has decided to delay the game to May 13, 2022. “This delay gives our team the time they need to get things right, so the boom will be polished, fully loaded and ready to explode,” the developers said in a statement. Tweet about the delay.

Roller Champions (late spring 2022)

Ubisoft announced this unique 3v3 competitive derby game in 2019, but like many Ubisoft games, it has been hit by many delays. This game in particular has remained out of the public eye as Ubisoft has continued to improve it through closed betas. It was through Discord for these closed betas Fans flag Paid by Ubisoft Roller heroesBack from ‘early 2022’ to ‘late spring.’ Hopefully the wait will be worth it.

Starship Troopers: Terran Command (June 16)

Soldiers kill spiders in Starship Troopers: Terran Command.

It looked like Starship Troopers: Terran Command, a real-time strategy game based on the parody movie, will launch on March 31, but publisher Slitherine Games has pushed the release to June 16 just 10 days before its launch. The The post that detects the delay confirms that this title is full-content. The developers just need more time to polish the game and fix bugs before it gets into the players’ hands.

Dying Light 2: Stay Human – Cloud Edition (Summer 2022)

Buildings burn in the light of death 2.

While Techland’s death light 2 Still on track for a February 4th release on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X after several delays, the Nintendo Switch cloud release isn’t so lucky. In January, this port was delayed “to provide fans with the gaming experience they deserve and that Techland wants to provide”. Techland wants this port to launch within six months of the original date, so it should arrive before August 4, 2022.

Forspoken (October 11)

Mountains in Forsboken.

foresbook is an exciting new fantasy IP from Square Enix. While it was supposed to launch in May 2021, Square Enix decided to bring the game back to October 11, about two months before its intended launch. in a tweetSquare Enix explains that developers will use the additional months to further improve the experience to ensure it’s an unforgettable experience for players.

Stalker 2: The Heart of Chernobyl (December 8)

Survivors gather around a campfire in Stalker 2.

The first noticeable delay for 2022 was long. Highly anticipated post-apocalyptic shooter Stalker 2: The Heart of Chernobyl We got a release date of April 28, 2022 at E3 2021, but that was pushed to December 8. “These additional seven months of development are necessary to achieve our vision and achieve the desired state of the game,” developer GSC Game World declared In a tweet about the delay. The news came shortly after the studio announced that it was adding NFTs to the title and subsequently canceled plans 24 hours later due to the backlash.

Life is Strange: Remastered Collection for Nintendo Switch (2022)

Chloe stares at Max in the school bathroom at Life is Strange.

Here’s another Nintendo Switch port that also won’t reach its coveted release date. While Life is Strange: Remastered Collection It will arrive on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Google Stadia on February 1, and the Nintendo Switch release was delayed less than two weeks before the intended release. Square Enix says To expect a Switch version of Life is Strange: Remastered Collection Sometime “later this year”.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League (Spring 2023)

Harley Quinn lying down while talking to Amanda Waller in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

Several Warner Bros. game titles have been hit. To delay in 2021, so it’s no surprise that Suicide Squad: Kill Justice It was It has been delayed despite appearing at The Game Awards 2021. On February 2, 2021, Bloomberg reported that the game had been quietly pushed to 2023. Its delay gives developers more time to work on the title and makes room for other 2022 WB Games 2022 titles like Gotham Knights And the Hogwarts Legacy (both were supposed to release last year) to shine. It has since been confirmed that the new release window will be Spring 2022.

Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Spring 2023)

sequel The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild He appeared again at E3 2021 with a 2022 release window, but that wasn’t intended. On March 29, 2022, Nintendo released a video in which series producer Eiji Onuma explained that the title will now be released in the spring of 2023. “In order to make the experience of this game something special, the entire development team continues to work hard on this game so please wait a bit.”

Rumbleverse (fuck)

Rumbleverse character salutes the camera.

Alien battle royale focused on combat abnormality From Iron Galaxy Studios and Epic Games delayed indefinitely. It was supposed to release on February 15, 2022, but the team decided to delay the release after the December First Look session. “We’re excited about the game we’re making – and excited to be – but there’s more we want to do to perfect the experience,” the developers said in a blog post. “We’ll take the time to make sure we can do it right.”

Settlers (TBA)

Ubisoft’s soft reboot of the classic city builder and hybrid real-time strategy games sedentary It was scheduled to be released on March 17th. Prior to its release, many fans got a chance to try out a closed beta of the game. Unfortunately for Ubisoft, the results have not been positive. The match has been postponed indefinitely Two weeks before its planned release so that developers can “improve the game further and enhance quality as our main priority for all our players”.

Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp (To be announced)

Updated visuals for Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp.

Bringing it back from December 2021, Nintendo’s Advance Wars and WayForward versions for the Nintendo Switch were supposed to finally release on April 8, 2022. After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Nintendo decided to postpone this war-based strategy game indefinitely. In light of recent world events, we have taken the decision to postpone Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Campwhich was scheduled to be released on the Nintendo Switch on April 8th. Nintendo tweeted. “Please stay tuned for updates on the new release date.”

Exomecha (to be announced)

Aksumicha It is a free-to-play FPS game with mechanics that rose to notoriety after appearing on Xbox demo in July 2020. The game was originally scheduled for release in August 2021 but I’m late So that developers can continue to improve the experience. Currently, Aksumicha I was delayed again With no new release window left because the developers at TwistedRed Games want to continue to hone the experience and prepare some post-launch content. We can only hope this delay isn’t too big.

As the year goes on, more delays are bound to occur. We will update this post when it is announced.

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