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Submitted by Denton56 532d ago | opinion piece

Witcher 3's Delay Leaves 2014's Holiday Season Wide-Open

However, the absence of Witcher 3 on the horizon does create a power void of sorts in the 2014 holiday release schedule. In fact, going off of the Game Informer release schedule for 2014, with the exception of Destiny’s release in September, and the supposed October release of Arkham Knight, the holiday season is absolutely barren. (Batman: Arkham Knight, Culture, Destiny, Industry, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt)

KrisButtar  +   533d ago
The Witcher being delayed is a bummer but there are annual titles that release during or close to the holiday that are not mentioned, like the Assassin Creed games and COD
DeadlyFire  +   532d ago
They obviously don't buy annual titles. ha.

Although I suspect the gap will be filled. Just wait for E3. There are numerous projects heading to XB1 and PS4 that nobody has revealed just yet.
starchild  +   532d ago
The Witcher 3 was the game I was looking forward to most this year, but I'm sure it was for the best. There are a lot of other good games coming out this year.
Aratax  +   532d ago
Smash bros will probably release in November so we'll have that.
Evilsnuggle  +   532d ago
This might be a good thing because The Division and The Order 1886 are being released in winter . The Order 1886 is single player so I will play that first couple weeks . Then I will play The Division a multiplayer game until The wicher 3 is released. Wicher 3 won't have to compete with the Division or The Order for sells.
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Nero1314  +   532d ago
The division was pushed back to 2015.
Hellsvacancy  +   532d ago
E3 2014........... next COD unveiled............ November-December release

E3 2014........... next AC game unveiled............ November-December release

Just in time for Xmas

Destiny will be delayed next (has it got a release date?)

Edit: Thanks Joy, Sept 9th? that'll get pushed back 3-5 months, be sure of that :(
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joydestroy  +   532d ago
yes, Sept 9th
Hellsvacancy  +   532d ago
Our avatars should meet up
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joydestroy  +   532d ago
it's Bungie and they confirmed release date in Dec of last year. if that happened, then there really would be no need for me to invest in next gen yet haha
joydestroy  +   532d ago
Destiny GOTY all but confirmed.
Hellsvacancy  +   532d ago
Sorry
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Relientk77  +   532d ago
The Order 1886
joydestroy  +   532d ago
really hope this comes out this year, too
bienio  +   532d ago
For me number one is Batman Arakham Knight for Pc😉
starchild  +   532d ago
Dragon Age Inquisition and Alien Isolation are two of the big ones for me, but Batman Arkham Knight also should be amazing.
Eldyraen  +   532d ago
There will be plenty of games as we will get some dates next week (GDC) but most will be held back for E3 (bigger expo plus pubs/devs will be closer to knowing if the games are ready).

W3 being pushed back sucks but I expect I will have other games to play. Destiny and Arkham Knight should be huge and can sink a lot of time in both. If Dragon Age 3, The Order, Dying Light, or Middle Earth: Shadows of Mordor release this year (at least 2 should ) I will have more than enough to hold me till next Spring when we see new wave. Plus there are other games to come out for PC/Wii U that may sway me on top of other unannounced/dated PS4/One games.

I'm looking forward to GDC/E3 in general though both for solid release dates and to actually see more games. Thankfully less than a week away now.
Roccetarius  +   532d ago
Witcher 3's delay to February is brilliant, really. You avoid the bloated release window that is holidays, then vacuum even more sales early next year.
Ashunderfire86  +   528d ago
My Top pick for Winter 2014 is Alien Isolation. It's my most anticipated game of the year.

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