What games will most likely be delayed in 2016?
2016 is here and the list of games being released is growing. The biggest question I have is what games are most likely to be delayed? There are a few games that have already been pushed back. What games will be pushed to 2017?
Let’s start with a few smaller titles. I think the upcoming Friday the 13th game is going to get delayed. The game is supposedly coming out in Oct. 2016, but since it's a Kickstarter game, I would suspect it gets pushed back till early 2017. Shadow Warrior 2 is another 2016 release that will probably get delayed. The game is a sequel to 2013’s Shadow Warrior. Although I enjoyed the first game, the details of the 2016 sequel are few ecept that the game has co-op. I have a feeling Shadow Warrior 2 gets pushed back until 2017. I really want Dead Island 2 to come out in 2016. But it sounds like there are publisher and developer problems. In this case, the game will hit shelves in 2018.
Now onto the heavy hitters, the big AAA titles that everyone is going to buy. Zelda for the Wii U, gamers everywhere want this game. This will be a system seller for the Wii U and it might one of the last great games for the Wii U that is released. I going to take a guess and say Nintendo misses the 2016 holiday window due to other projects and gamers see the game in early 2017 just before the Wii U dies a slow death pending the release of the NX.
Gears of War 4 is another AAA release that I suspect will get delayed. I have a feeling Microsoft will delay the game and focus on other projects. Gamers should see it in early 2017 when there is less competition for gamer’s dollars. Mass Effect Andromeda is supposed to come out this fall but gamers haven’t seen much of the game. I predict it gets pushed back until spring 2017, once again to avoid the holiday rush of 2016.
The Last Guardian makes the list. We all know the game is going to be released; just not in 2016, I suspect fall of 2017. What about Horizon Zero Dawn? This is going to be a new IP for Sony, and most of the time there is a lot of work to be put into testing new IPs and trying to find the perfect release date. I'll say the game is delayed until spring of 2017.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Scalebound have already faced delays, will they be delayed again? At this point it is hard to tell. Readers, write in and tell us which games you think will be delayed in 2016.