A Year of Delays: the big games that have slipped… and why Destiny could be next

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 15:17 GMT By Matt Martin

Mad Max

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Rumoured forever, and revealed last year, we expected Avalanche’s take on bleak sci-fi to be revving up for a release in 2014. Anything that continues to distance the game from mad racist Mel Gibson is fine with us.

What they said: Nothing. We learnt about the delay from a trailer.

What we say: We didn’t think we wanted a Mad Max game and we’re not sure the license means anything, especially to a younger audience. But it’s the perfect gameplay for the creators of the excellent Just Cause 2, and the trailer and the developer pedigree have got us hyped enough to wait.

Expected release: Our money’s on this hitting May 2015, at the same time as new movie Mad Max: Fury Road.

Quantum Break

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This didn’t technically have a release date but after last year’s E3 showing we thought we’d be seeing a lot more of it. It turns out it’s not going to be at E3 this year either.

What they said: “Quantum break will be out in 2015. I’m very excited to tell you that we’ll be presenting Quantum Break’s time-amplified action gameplay for the first time ever in August at Gamescom.”

What we say: Madly ambitious in an unproven field, Quantum Break the game will be ready when Quantum Break the TV show is finished. And we haven’t heard a peep about that yet, so you’re going to need to bide your time for this one.

Expected release: We don’t think this will be out until at least Christmas 2015. And judging by Remedy’s Alan Wake delay, maybe even later.

The Last Guardian

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Hahaahaaaaaaaaaaaargh. The Last Guardian is about as likely to be released as Beyond Good & Evil 2. Or Half-Life 3. We can’t even remember when it was originally due or revealed and we’re not going to give it the dignity of Googling it.

What they said: “[I’m] not going to announce what platform it’s coming on, who’s working on it, who’s involved. But that is still a title that’s absolutely in the mix at Worldwide Studios. That’s the most you’re gonna get.”

What we say: Hahaha, Hahahh. Heh. Friggin’ dog-bird thing. Whatever.

Next: 5 reason why a Destiny delay wouldn’t surprise us.

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