Are Delays Really That Bad?

PlayMagazine writes: "Last year will likely go down as notable not only for the release of the PS4 and Xbox One, but also fornumerous big-name delays. The past 12 months has seen Rayman Legends, Watch Dogs, Driveclub, The Crew, Pikmin 3, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Grand Theft Auto V, among others, fall victim to varying degrees of delay, but are delays actually such a bad thing for gamers, or the industry at large?"

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GarrusVakarian1770d ago (Edited 1770d ago )

If a delay is used to genuinely make a game better (Driveclub for example), then yes, bring it on. I'd much rather have a more polished, quality game than something that is rushed to meet a deadline and ends up not being at it's full potential.

The immediate reaction to a delay is usually "WTF! Now i have to wait longer! This sucks". But in the end, you will be having a better experience for something you are spending your hard earned money on.

Of course, some gamers just want games right now regardless of their quality just for bragging rights. They see delays as nothing but bad things.

ClydeRadcliffe1770d ago

It's a catch 22 as you say. Delay a game and gamers will complain that they have to wait, but put out an unfinished game and you'll be faced with all kinds of nasty abuse on social media and message board.

I think everyone would rather a finished, polished game than a broken one that'll be patched up to speed. The issue is probably more the publishers than anything. Set a window of release, don't give us an exact date a year in the future - things change, people will get their hopes up

GarrusVakarian1770d ago (Edited 1770d ago )

"I think everyone would rather a finished, polished game than a broken one that'll be patched up to speed"

Amen to that. I know i certainly would. Especially seeing as next gen games are higher in price. I only want to spend my money on games that i feel deserve it. Everything else is either a rent or a wait for a price drop.