It’s inevitable at this point, all major releases have to get delayed, and Total War: Three Kingdoms just got its release date pushed back.
Who would have guessed, another major release isn’t arriving when it was supposed to. This has to be a trend or something amongst developers and publishers at this point. Total War: Three Kingdoms, the latest game to join the Total War series got its release date pushed back for some reason. Yeah yeah, they need to make sure everything is working correctly and all that nonsense. Couldn’t they know that would happen and set a more precise release date?
Of course not, why do something like that when you can just put out a Development Update in which you just say something like:
There are some revolutionary features going in and it’s looking really good. But we want to make sure it’s great. So we’re moving the release date to 23 May, 2019.
With Three Kingdoms, we set out to create a new level of complexity. As such, we need a little more time to make sure these systems deliver as intended and give you the Total War experience you’ve waited so patiently for.
That works just fine as well, as you can see. A lot of people wanted to play the game on March 7th, but looks like that won’t be an option.
The last time we talked about Total War: Three Kingdoms we covered the subterfuge system and spies. It all sounded very cool, and the game will give spies a lot of power, which will make them an effective but also a danerous unit that can turn on you. This Total War game has a lot of unique mechanics, and we’re quite sad that we won’t be able to see them in action until May.
On the other hand, it’s better for them to make everything polished and prepared, than to release a buggy mess.
Are you sad that they delayed the game, or are you willing to wait to get a polished and complete experience right from the start?