Another day, another major video game release delayed. Yes, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War has been delayed from its August release date to October 10, 2017 according to a post by developer Monolith’s community manager Monolith_Andy.
The reason for the delay is the usual “we want to make sure we deliver the best possible experience” affair. “Middle-earth: Shadow of War expands gameplay in every dimension, including the massive open world, the story, the RPG systems, and personal player stories of the Nemesis System,” Monolith_Andy states.
“As with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Monolith is committed to delivering the highest quality experience. In order to do this, we have made the difficult decision to move our launch date to ensure that Middle-earth: Shadow of War will deliver on that promise.
“We understand that it might be disappointing to have to wait a little longer for the release and are sorry for the delay, but we are working hard to make an amazing game. We’re excited to show more at E3.”
So there we have it, an extra seven weeks to wait. I don’t know about you guys, but I thought Monolith made a promise. A promise. “We’ll release Shadow of War on August 23rd, everybody.” But they don’t mean to. They don’t mean to.
OK, so that reference was a stretch. Seriously, hopefully the game is better for the delay, because it sure looks to be shaping up to something great if previous gameplay clips are anything to go by.