5 Games In 2014 That Will Probably Get Delayed
While 2014 looks like it's going to be a great year for gaming, it will also bring its fair share of disappointment. Some games will turn out far worse than advertised and some will arrive much later than expected.
Delays are a common occurrence. Some games seem more susceptible than others, though. Sometimes it's because of how ambitious they are. Other times, the reasons are less rosy. Here are a few games that I'm expecting to take the scenic route to stores
South Park: The Stick of TruthObsidian Entertainment's long-awaited South Park RPG has already been subjected to numerous delays. It was first slated for a 2012 release. Publisher THQ delayed it to Spring 2013 before they went bankrupt. Ubisoft scooped up the project and announced a December launch date. A month later, they delayed it to March. Can you blame me for being a tad skeptical of this latest release date for Stick of Truth?
Role-playing games by their nature seem more prone to delays. They're larger and more open-ended than games of other genres so there's a higher potential for bugs. The developers have to account for all the different paths that players will take through their games.
Plus, this is Obsidian we're talking about. I love the shit out of their games (especially KOTOR 2 and Mask of the Betrayer) but they have more bugs than an NSA storage closet. Neverwinter Nights 2 had a glitch where party members disappeared forever. Fallout: New Vegas's bugs included a moonwalking dog with no eyes. I wouldn't be shocked if Ubisoft decided to push the game back a bit so Obsidian could do more Quality Assurance. It could be the difference between a good game and a great one.
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