Wasteland 3 has been delayed by several months due to new Covid-19-related work-from-home policies. Previously set to arrive in May, the game will now come out on August 29. “The reality is that with these new logistical challenges our release was going to be impacted,” inXile Entertainment said.
Fallout 76's big Wastelanders update has been delayed by a week. Bethesda said in a statement today that the major expansion adding new story quests and characters would be pushed back from April 7 to April 14 due to new work from home policies implemented amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The Star Wars: Battlefront II update adding BB-8 due out tomorrow has been delayed by a week. DICE’s Ben Walke confirmed on Twitter that a “critical issue” was found last minute requiring more time to fix. When the update arrives it’ll also bring with it a new Capital Supremacy map.
Originally slated for a February 28 release, the intriguing Iron Man VR has been delayed to May 15. According to developer Camoflaj, the PlayStation VR exclusive was pushed back in order to deliver on their vision and meet the high expectations of their community. Plus it’s delay season, so these things just happen.
The Elder Scrolls: Blades, the series’ free-to-play mobile spin-off, won’t come to Switch until next year, Bethesda announced today. The port was originally supposed to launch this fall, but the company said that it needed to be delayed due to work on improving the game, including an overhaul of how loot works.
Team Sonic Racing has been delayed until next year. Originally planned to release sometime in December, it’s been pushed back to May 21, 2019. While I wasn’t blown away by the game’s E3 demo, it’s been nice to see its cast expand with more weird characters and hopefully it benefits from more time.
Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night has been delayed until 2019 and its Vita version cancelled. The game was expected last year but got delayed in March of 2017, at which time the Kickstarted project similarly announced a cancellation of the Wii U version, so this all feels a bit like déjà vu.
Two of publisher Deep Silver’s planned 2018 releases, Metro Exodus and Shenmue III, have been delayed until 2019. In both cases, Deep Silver cited the need for more time to polish each game. It’s another reminder that nebulous, year-long release windows almost never end up being accurate.