As fans complain about yet another delay in the long-awaited RPG from CD Projekt Red, we decided to remind you of games that had to wait much longer.
Shigeru Miyamoto, the father of the Mario franchise, once said: “A delayed game is ultimately good, but a rushed game is always bad.”… These days it seems like every project goes through at least one delay before hitting the shelves. The most famous example of this for modern gamers is Cyberpunk 2077, which so far has suffered three delays in over six months.
Let’s try to justify this awesome open world RPG, because she’s not alone in her trouble. The next five projects have also been delayed at least three times, and some more. Also, almost all of them lingered much longer than Cyberpunk… Fortunately, most of these titles have been successful and have impressed critics and fans alike.
South Park: The Stick Of Truth
Obsidian worked on South Park: The Stick of Truth for publisher THQ. During development, the project went through many problems, including dismissal of a developer and the transition of game publishers to Ubisoft. The release date was originally set for March 2013, but with year-long delays The title did not hit the shelves until March 2014. However, in terms of adaptations, The Stick of Truth is one of the best TV or film based games.
Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild
The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of The Wild has been released alongside the Nintendo Switch. Never before could a portable console even hope to launch something half as ambitious as a full-fledged Zelda in the open world.
However, the project has had a tough road to release, as evidenced by its original release date of 2015. As a result, the game was postponed for two years. Problems with the physics engine were cited as the main reason for the difficulties and release shifts. However, it was this part that became one of the most standout features of the gameplay, so the delays paid off.
Final Fantasy XV
Final Fantasy XV was first announced as Final Fantasy Versus XIII in 2006. After several years of updates and small trailers, the game was renamed Final Fantasy XV in 2013. Despite the fact that it has been a full 7 years, the project still received one more final delay. The game was moved from September 2016 to November. However, in these 10 years of development, the game had only one official delay, as all other kickbacks were done behind the scenes.
This isn’t Prey from Arkane Studios, but the first-person shooter from 3D Realms, released in 2006. Project was announced back in 1995 and went through several large-scale alterations before reappearing in the information field in 2005.
Trailers for the original version of this title still exist, and they show an impressive difference between what was planned and what happened in the end. This sequel was in development but was canceled. even after the demonstration of the gameplay was shown to the general public.
Max payne 3
After the release of Max Payne 2, the series was taken over by Rockstar Games, which announced the third installment of the franchise. According to the company, one was to be released in 2009. The title was postponed several times until it completely disappeared from the news, and only two years later he is back with new trailers and live screenshots. And even after all this time at the last moment the release of the project was postponed from March 2012 to May of the same year… In the end, it was worth the wait as Max Payne 3 is one of the best third-person shooters ever made.