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Submitted by 0nespark 132d ago | opinion piece

2014, A Disappointing Year Of Delays

I’m not gonna say that 2014 hasn't been a good year for games, but I won’t argue against it either. While we got to see a lot of cool shiz at E3 it also brought a lot of bad news preceding and during, with almost every major title deayed to 2015. Following, are in no particular order, the games we wont get to see till next year. (Batman: Arkham Knight, Battlefield: Hardline, Bloodborne, Dying Light, PC, PS4, The Order: 1886, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Xbox One)

LordMe  +   132d ago
I am fine with the delays, as even after they got delayed, there is still so much to play. This is one time where I think they needed to clear out the holiday line up just for certain games to survive.

Smart move overall.
Yi-Long  +   132d ago
Same here. I rather see them take their time and release the game as good and complete as possible, instead of rushing it out the door and releasing a mediocre or buggy product.
BiggerBoss  +   132d ago
Exactly. I'd rather dissapointing delays than dissapointing games
DunDee910  +   132d ago
Thats all well and good to say. Howeer, if you "plan" a game properly there should be no excuse for a 6 month-a year delay. One or two months is understandable, but majority of these games are being delayed for multiple months to over a year.
LordMe  +   132d ago
You can plan it all you want, but if the fans don't like it then that's all there is to it. Which can be seen in Hardlines case.

What other timeframe can they choose? it has to be out before March (Fiscal year end) but if they delay it from September or October to December then everyone has already spent their money on gifts, effectively missing the holiday rush.

Jan, Feb and March are the only other options. and then you just get some extra time to fine tune the game.
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brightlight  +   131d ago
I guess we'll also be fine when half of the 2015 announced games will be delayed for 2016, because the issue is not the game being delay rather the publishers not planning ahead and giving in the same time false hopes. Tbh I'm not too angry for this fall because there were too many games to play and enjoy.
chrissx  +   132d ago
I'd rather have a well polished game than a buggy rushed product
andydalum  +   132d ago
Game Devs have said before if you let them release their game when it was "ready" it never would be. Always things you can add and things you can tweak never will you have a game with zero bugs you would just get at best more content and probably more bugs lol :D look at skyrim
guitarded77  +   132d ago
I'd rather developers hit their targeted deadline than announce an unrealistic release date, then have to move it back every time.
arugula  +   132d ago
All thanks to DX12
andydalum  +   132d ago
Delays are not horrible we have plenty of great games coming out this year.

Dragon Age
Forza horizon 2
LOTR
Lords of the Fallen
Destiny
minecraft :D (New Consoles)
Halo MCC
sunset overdrive
Diablo 3 expansion for console

Do we really need more this year i will have a backlog already already have all those games payed off and im excited for when they come out.
andibandit  +   132d ago
Its really cool that you love every genre of games, but for most of us, that isnt the case
andydalum  +   132d ago
If you don't mind me asking what genre do you like. Personally as you pointed out i love all genre's which is why i love playing on console have exclusive for every genre on consoles. But as for the delays which one is getting to you because as i pointed out all the games i am getting their is every genre for the most part.
Spotie  +   131d ago
@andi: That's a personal problem, and one the industry can't do anything about.
Heisenburger  +   132d ago
Yeah personally I'm all about Minecraft(been waiting since launch to play), Destiny, Dragon Age, looks like CoD too, along with possibly Shadow of Mordor also.

I don't think I could have been playing games as long as I have if I didn't like so many different genres.
1nsaint  +   132d ago
You forgot Super Smash Bros 4 my friend :)
Reek  +   131d ago
Even though I'm only getting LBP3, AC R, and Destiny.
See? You don't have to get ALL games that comes out! Just get the games you feel you'll love the most.
Now let's enjoy what we have while it lasts.
Strangelover  +   132d ago
Anyway, 2015 is going to be one of the best years in history if not the best:
Batman: AK, Dying Light, Witcher 3, Bloodborne, Quantum Break, Uncharted 4, Halo 5, Evolve, The Division, The Order 1886, Scalebound, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, No Mans Sky, Half-life 3, MGS5, Mortal Combat X, Homefront, Persona 5
Brettman2008  +   132d ago
Half Life 3, be nice if that was true! I am hoping for Left 4 Dead 3.
Strangelover  +   132d ago
I put it here to check whether people will read my post
Are_The_MaDNess  +   132d ago
they have already leaked info about that they are working on L4D3. its on the way.

but as leaks and hits in the new Source code tells us anything...... L4D2 will get a a Source 2 port before that.
InTheZoneAC  +   132d ago
agree with you minus the Halo 5 part...
mikel1015  +   132d ago
Zelda U, Xenoblade Chronicles X
SonyPS4  +   132d ago
At least the games are not canceled.
Amorist89  +   132d ago
I think I better get saving for 2015. The reasons may very well be for the best intentions however I pray that this will reduce in occurrences as get deeper into this new generation. Being given a date isn't necessarily a concrete commitment but gamers confidence surely takes a knock when it gets pushed back abruptly with or without just cause.
GasTankKiller  +   132d ago
I could be disappointed about Batman: Arkham Knight being delayed. Bu I would much rather be happy that Rocksteady is taking time to make their last Batman game the best.

Plus it gives me more time to play the hell out of Destiny.
GasTankKiller  +   132d ago
lol, A disagree for wanting the best Batman game. I guess some people like their BF4 game releases.
Scark92  +   132d ago
Look on the bright side, there will be plenty of games to play in 2015.
SSJBen  +   132d ago
Really?

Remaster after remaster after remaster is the dissapointing thing for 2014, not just the delays.
BABI-PANGPANG  +   132d ago
I'd wish they were more sure about their release dates in the first place. To be honest I feel a little tricked into buying my console, expecting to be playing these games within the same year. But I have to admit that I've always been a little ignorant, also thought the Vita would be a success..

Why not say "hey, we want to release this game on *...* but if everything goes smooth we'll release it even earlier."
IcicleTrepan  +   131d ago
I think a lot of companies rushed to show something for the new consoles too soon, making it seem like release dates would be sooner than they actually would be.
BABI-PANGPANG  +   131d ago
Yeah, excactly!
RIP_Cell  +   132d ago
nothing new here, half of the games you think will come out in 2015 will be delayed as well
lemoncake  +   132d ago
There are still quite a few potentially good games to come out this year especially if you own all consoles and a decent PC, 2015 though is shaping up to be an amazing year for games.
GeraltofRivia  +   132d ago
A good year to catch on my backlog of Steam games and reply some games. Those Steam, Greenmangaming, etc...sales can overload your Steam library instantly.
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Tales RPG addict  +   132d ago
There are quite a number of great games coming out this year aside from COD Advanced Warfare.

games such as:

Destiny
Tales of Xillia 2
Ar NoSurge An Ode to an unborn Star
Guilty Gear Xrd
Diablo 3 Ultimate Edition
Super Smash Bros.
Bayonetta 2

I'm not mentioning Microsoft exclusives cause i'm not an Xbox fan, but i know the games will be good. I'm only gonna mention SONY & Nintendo exclusives cause those are the only 2 companies I buy consoles from. I did buy a 360 last gen though.
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DCfan  +   132d ago
Guilty Gear Xrd comes out next month in japan, right?
When is it coming overseas?
We're also getting P4AU next month and Natural Doctrine
johny5  +   132d ago
I kind of have to agree, 2014 is looking to be the worst year for delays in a long time! Not the greatest year for gaming, but next year....
Xristo  +   132d ago
There are plenty to play why others are delayed. I would rather 2014 be known as the "Year of the Delays," rather than the "Year of the Incomplete." Patience is a virtue that sadly most of us do not possess; not omitting myself..... but this is easier to say when you have almost 600 games on Steam.
ShaqSoda  +   132d ago
Man, those are some great games. I cannot wait for 2015.
LAWSON72  +   131d ago
Even after all the delays there is too much to buy. I am happy they got delayed to slim down my choices and have less of an impact on my wallet, however why the hell do all the big games have to come out in Feb
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SunnyTheFunnyBunny  +   131d ago
All We need is patience! better late than never!

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