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Do Delays Actually Make Games Better?

We always hate it when a game gets delayed. But under the right circumstances...doesn't that actually help the game get better? Should games really be rushed out? Or should they take the time to get better?

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Jalva1518d ago (Edited 1518d ago )

*Remembers Watch Dogs, Driveclub and Assassin's Creed Unity*

Suuuuuuuuuuuuure!

DarkOcelet1518d ago

And Master Chief Collection MP matchmaking and BF4 could have used the delay too.

Mikefizzled1518d ago

Sometimes I wonder if its because they just didn't test them thoroughly. Everything for MCC was there content wise I just doubt it was tested outside of a small internal test unit.

NuggetsOfGod1518d ago (Edited 1518d ago )

Cd projekt red, nuaghty dog and rock steady I think will benefit from the delays.

Console optimization these days means 28-30p @ odd resolutions with full hdd day one patch.

Soon they will let you pre order to get patches early.

Everything is getting patched like f!#/:-?ing pirate.

If delays make games better then HL3 will be orgasmic! They are even delaying the alpha stage!

Gabe has the concept in his head and is delaying it till it's perfect for pre production delays.

There are three stages in valves development when they get to stage 3 bame open delayed beta.

My great great grand children will on that hype train!

DarkOcelet1518d ago

A delayed game means it wont meet its deadline because its unfinished or because it has bugs and issues that needs sorting out. I encourage delays so that developers give us the best possible product they can.

But at the same time, i hope that the game is itself was worth the wait.

Agent_00_Revan1518d ago

It all depends on the developer.

It's fine when a delay comes from a developer that's passionate about their game and want to deliver the best game possible, like Naughty Dog and Rocksteady.

Other times delays come from developers that just can't deliver and have unrealistic expectations, like pushing as hard as they can just to meet the holidays. It maybe that developer just isn't that great and is way behind where they should be.

BlackMagicWolf1517d ago

It really is a double-edged sword, and I knew that going into writing this piece. True, there are games that were delayed heavily and failed to meet our expectations. But there were also games that were delayed heavily and exceeded expectations. It really depends on the developer and what they do with the extra time given I guess.

WCxAlchemist1518d ago

Did it make DriveClub or The Oder better?

the public wont know because we dont know the real reason why the game was delayed and we dont the playability of the game when it was delayed.

MasterCornholio1518d ago

And if they didn't delay them?

Driveclub would have been a lot worse and the Order wouldn't have performed as well as it does.

MysticStrummer1518d ago

Hard to say without knowing what state the game was in as of it's originally intended release date, but a delay is certainly better than rushing to meet a deadline.

GNCFLYER1518d ago

No, it makes them playable, barely, with a several gig day one update patch.

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