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-Foxtrot539d ago

I don't mind but they literally just announced the release date last month, you'd have known if it needed more time

To be fair I'm more annoyed the UK and EU got the shaft over the Ellie edition and we're roughly paying the same for the standard collectors edition, again paying more for less. They did the same for the Post Pandemic edition.

Oh well gives us some breathing time during the first couple of months of next year

UltraNova539d ago

All valid points afaic. I mean what happened since a few weeks ago that they had to delay the game for an additional 3 months?

Nyxus539d ago

They simply realized they needed more time for polish, as explained in the article:

"However, it was during the last few weeks, as we were closing out sections of the game, that we realized we simply didn’t have enough time to bring the entire game up to a level of polish we would call Naughty Dog quality."

-Foxtrot539d ago (Edited 539d ago )


Look I'm not going to argue this is a bad thing, seriously it's not, I'm glad as it gives me more time to play on other games like Doom or the FFVII remake but they've been keeping this game so close to their chest for years and when they FINALLY decide it's time to show us something, giving us a solid release date suddenly it's "Oh sorry scratch that"

Again...I don't care but it's a little odd, they've had so much time to think the whole thing over, they could have just gotten to the point where it's finally ready to go gold then told us the release date, that's how anticipated the game is.

darthv72539d ago (Edited 539d ago )

I'm not bothered by the delay. Good things come to those that wait. And this is going to be worth it.

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ilikestuff539d ago

How much more time do they need? This is their second game this gen and they cut the multiplayer?!? Man, they must have a really relaxed workplace over there

leejohnson222539d ago

Maybe they now want to drop MP at the same time

CoinOrc539d ago

This is their third game, and no, they do not have a relaxed schedule. Just ask Amy Hennig.

UltraNova539d ago

Regarding MP,

Knowing ND's obsession with detail and polish there is no way they delayed the game to add MP at launch simply because it wouldn't be enough time to finish it, then do some betas, go back optimise etc...

I believe their statement, they need more time to polish the main game and that's fine by me, there's lots of games to keep us occupied until then (Q1 2020 is crowded enough).

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Christopher539d ago

It took months of work to announce that date. Overlapping that was months of work to determine if they needed to push it.

It happens often in business. It can take a long time to determine if a metric will be met, which includes a new metric added that could cause a re-adjustment of that overall.

RpgSama539d ago

Oh dude, thank God!!! I didn't want to choose between spending my time on this or FFVII remake!, With work and a kid I do not have the time I used to, so this works two-fold, it gives them more time to release a highly polished game and it gives me more time to actually play FFVII remake.

Thunder_G0d_Bane539d ago (Edited 539d ago )

Not really much breathing time cause the juggernaut named Cyberpunk is out April so there’s not much time to complete that game before last of us.

Man this annoys me lool

mrmikew2018539d ago (Edited 539d ago )

Yeah, I agree. It’s crazy awkward how they announced a date, just announced a month later that it’s going to be delayed by 3 months.

But it is what it is bro.

Delays suck the big the one, first Doom and now TLOU pt 2.

Hopefully FF VII Remake keeps its date.

DaDrunkenJester539d ago (Edited 539d ago )

I'm hoping is that they saw our backlash about cutting the MP and they are delaying it 3 months to finish it up and add it in now... that would make me a happy panda

Twignberries539d ago

I'd be pissed if it was for MP, because couldn't they just release the multiplayer 3 months later anyway, without delaying the part 98% actually care about?

ChronoJoe539d ago

They would have known if they needed more time at an executive level, but not in the marketing department. It was probably a discussion that had to go through some Sony executives before being passed down, hence the seemingly sudden change.

carcarias538d ago (Edited 538d ago )

Yeah, delays can be annoying enough but at least when the release date is set a year or so before you can then understand how they got it wrong.

Like you said, in this instance they only announced it recently so what the hell were they thinking? I'm beginning to wonder what polishing even means at this point, from an industry wide perspective. For me, polishing means it's virtually ready for sale, ready for the public but what the hell, after years of development, we may as well just make it extra shiny if you know what I mean.

It's also bizarre because they've been so secretive and so tight-lipped that you'd have thought that when they did finally speak, they'd know what they were talking about.

There's also the fact that some outlets reported the game was pretty much ready but that the release date had been moved to accommodate Death Stranding but it seems DS had nothing to do with it after all. Shows how much they know.

Personally, I always want a developer to take all the time they need but I'd be happier if release dates were announced ONLY when the game has gone gold/or they are absolutely certain.

Phoenix Point, for example, is driving me crazy :)

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Nyxus539d ago (Edited 539d ago )

That's disappointing, but if it leads to a better end result I'm fine with the delay.

"However, it was during the last few weeks, as we were closing out sections of the game, that we realized we simply didn’t have enough time to bring the entire game up to a level of polish we would call Naughty Dog quality. At this point we were faced with two options: compromise parts of the game or get more time. We went with the latter, and this new release date allows us to finish everything to our level of satisfaction while also reducing stress on the team."

Another advantage is that it isn't as close to the release of FF7R as the initial release date was.

DigitalHope539d ago

The problem I see for Sony is we have the PS5 in the fall 2020, this is now releasing in May. We still have one more big exclusive which is Ghosts of Thushima pardon the spelling. Now your gap closes on this game because you don’t want to release to close to either LoUP2 or the PS5. Both these big exclusives are meant to push the last PS4s out and now you’re really limiting that or GoT gets pushed to a PS5 release.

rainslacker539d ago (Edited 539d ago )

It's one month more than what we had between the first game, and the release of the PS4, assuming the PS5 releases in November as well. The first game sold fine.

It's not really a problem. The first holiday sales of the PS5 will likely be 3-4 million units. That still leaves a rather sizable number of PS4 users that can pick up the game.

DarXyde539d ago


Keep in mind that Sony and third party developers support Playstation consoles well into the launch of new hardware. Ghost of Tsushima may very well be cross generation. We just heard it's definitely a PS4 game, which makes no claim about being (or NOT being) a PS5 title. Certainly possible, and frankly, the footage of the game we've been shown looks really incredible. Almost too incredible for current hardware, but I am not convinced that was PS5 footage either (I think it would run away 60fps if it was). Either way, Ghost of Tsushima can launch anytime, really. Don't forget, PS5 is backwards compatible. I don't think Sony really needs to worry about the impact on PS4 sales either; anyone who held off buying a PS4 is likely a budget gamer and probably won't splurge on PS5 right away. It's a nonissue in my opinion. Either way, Sony sells you a console.

SheenuTheLegend539d ago

they released god of war 2 on ps2 after ps3 was released.
dont think they worry that much cause unlike other consoles,
PlayStations keep selling long after the support ends.

Atom666539d ago

I'm perfectly fine with ND asking for more time. It worked out pretty damn well for the first game, and ND earned the right to make these requests imo.

But man, I am legitimately surprised that so many people think FFVII will hit its date.

It's Square. It's FF. We know how this ends...

Asuka539d ago (Edited 539d ago )

So it was delayed. As Foxtrot mentioned above it is quite odd that they would announce the release date a month ago just to go ahead and delay it anyway. Well if they need the extra time to get everything right then it'll be worth it. Still though this gets me wondering when Ghost of Tsushima plans on releasing as I was really looking forward to that. I was assuming first few months of 2020 but not sure so now with this coming out in May and the PS5 out that holiday it's gonna have to squeeze in there somewhere. Busy year for Sony/PlayStation 2020

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Orionsangel539d ago

From sources I’ve read the developers have wrestled with the new technology implemented in this game. It’s groundbreaking from what I’m hearing. If they need more time I’m for it. Anything that helps make the final protect as polished as possible.

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Orionsangel539d ago

You know. Sources. Which I can't reveal.

Juusterey538d ago

Vague, unconfirmable sources
the most reliable

xX-oldboy-Xx539d ago

Wrestled with technology they developed, it's just polish and bugs at this stage.

Orionsangel539d ago

From reliable sources I’ve read the developers are implementing a new technology for A.I.

xX-oldboy-Xx539d ago

I know their animation paths are me tech that they've developed, didn't know the A.I. was causing issues - figured it was just bugs and polish.

MasterCornholio539d ago

Well from the original gameplay reveal the AI appeared to be a step above anything else on the market. Which is why I can believe something kind that.

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