Hogwarts Legacy has been delayed into 2022, in order to give "the game the time it needs".
Damn, and there's the first big video game delay of 2021. Really looking forward to this one too :-(
There will be many more... Essentially, any game that doesn't have a specific ship date yet, could move to next year. I am particularly worried by all the games that are scheduled for holiday 2021. A lot of them could move to next year.
Yea i really want to play this but if delaying it makes it better then so be it.
It won't be the last either
I think Cyberpunk is rly giving devs wakeup calls in terms of quality.
And it was a good thing too. This kind of stuff was happening for years but after CD project red lost all credibility and a lot of money, more publishers are weary of it I hope.
It was a good thing. But saying they lost money is reaching. They sold 13 million after refunds. I think that covers the cost of the game 2 to 3 times over at least. If they all sold at 60 a pop, thats almost 800 Million sales, and that was within the first 2 weeks! The game was still a financial success for them regardless of the credibility they lost.
@StoneyYoshi How much of that estimated 800 million is taxed though?
You're confusing profit with stock strength. They by no means lost any money selling 15+ million copies this fast. They're just viewed less viable on the market than prior to release. That's typical no matter the product, honestly. The second they announce a new project, their stock will start to rise again. Not that the release didn't hurt them, but it hurt them a lot less than some outlets are trying to make it out to be.
@StoneyYoshi they have lost $1 billion over Cyberpunk 2077 https://screenrant.com/cd-p...
@vx Do you guys legitimately not understand the difference between losing money vs buying back your stocks?
Guys I didn't mean they actually lost money and went into the red. I meant they had to issue refunds and lost money.
Good So there's literally no excuse for Bethesda with the Elder Scrolls VI
ESVI will most likely come out janky regardless.
I'm sure Bethesda will use the same engine and it'll basically be a skyrim mod.
Really looking forward to this game. I imagined that it would come late this year anyway so a 2022 date doesn't bother me too much. Glad they announced the delay early at least. This might be unrelated, or maybe it isn't - but I wonder if CDPRs failings sends consumer positive ripples in the industry. Suits might think twice before they make a decision to release a unpolished/unfinished game. They might be more likely to delay the game to make it better after seeing what happened to Cyberpunk.
Wont be the last, I've a feeling Covid will cause more games to slip into 2022.
Damn Covid ruin everything smh
It's for the best. I just hope we get to see some gameplay this year.
I havent got any particular love for the property so I cant explain why, Maybe its just the change of pace and the look of something different but I was really looking forward to this!
I think it's because the best titles for this series were the Lego games and those are sort of niche titles for those who enjoy those types of games. This was going to be the first really big game that maybe drew more people in.
Damn I was looking forward to this game for PS5! I guess from the trailer I did see some framerate issues that need to be address, but after seeing what CD Project Red did with Cyberpunk 2077 delaying the game is a wise decision.
Maybe I can actually find a PS5 to buy by then 😅
Honestly, why even annouce it as a game if its going to take years to release, this puts pressure on companies to release early as well. Annouce it 6 months before you release so it can build hype. The last guardian had this problem, as well as anthem, and now cyberpunk, get your game in next to perfect working order before you start releasing a bunch of pre rendered videos and wishful thinking.
Bethesda's Fallout 4 reveal to release of 6 months was brilliant. I still don't understand how more developers haven't copied that formula.
Really wish more companies did that approach. But I guess they might fear losing control of the marketing in case the game get leaked before announcement. It also might be more beneficial to announce a game early to build hype over a long time so that they are likely to get more money out of investors.
To be fair, Nintendo does this all the time. Announce games with only a few months ahead of release I mean.
for a short period it appeared as if more developers & the industry as a whole were announcing games closer to release. The past 2-ish years we're now seeing this trend of announcing games way too far in advance; again. For some games 6 months would work. Especially notable IPs. But for a lot of games I think announcing 9-12 months in advance would be appropriate. Games that are new IPs, don't have notable names and so on. Giving them some extra time for information and the game to spread to a wider audience. Regardless it always sucks seeing those teaser trailers or title screens for something like Elder Scrolls VI and any number of other games that you know dam well won't be releasing until 3+ years later. Sometimes 3+ if we're lucky. Even if not 6-12 months it would be great to see the industry shift to focusing, announcing and showcasing games that are far enough into actual development that even if a delay is needed it's still a reasonable amount of time from release. on topic: this game does look interesting so I'm looking forward to seeing more info and hopefully it's release date doesn't fall into a heavily crowded timeframe.
The game will now be much more polished. I can appreciate that much more now. I'm looking at you, Anthem.
Currently my most anticipated.
Good! Cook it long enough. No more Cyberpunk level BS.
Cyberpunk was actually delayed for polish too multiple times. Look how that turned out. I don't expect that here but I don't expect anything when it comes to video games these days.
Cyberpunk effect is real. Sending a message to companies releasing unfinished games.
Yes delay them all if they need it !! We gta show these suits a game needs to be ready before release not after !
I'm VERY EXCITED for this game! I'd much rather have it delayed then release in an unfinished state to meet a set date.
Cyberpunk fiasco strikes again.
Better to be delayed then have another Cyberpunk 2.0
F*ck you, COVID-19
Pragmata got pushed back to 2023 also i think.
One of my most anticipated. Maybe the most currently. Im a Harry Potter super fan.
Nope don’t mean it’s gonna be better cause look at cyberpunk!!! Different game but the time spent they make us wait mean nothing unfortunately
Maybe it's because I wait for other games that take many years to develop but nowadays I don't really think of release dates that much until games goes gold. Really hope Hogwarts Legacy becomes good, it has such potential. On a side-note: Wonder if Dumbledore will be a kid attending the school, depends on when it takes place, he was born in 1881.
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