Every video game delay that happened in 2022

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, video game release dates have become less and less certain. While developers have had time to adjust, working from home still has its challenges, and sometimes release dates are just too ambitious for development teams to meet. We experienced many delays in 2020 and 2021, and if the first two months of this year are any indication, frequent delays are a trend that will continue into 2022.

With so many games delayed, it can be hard to know what’s been pushed back and when to expect it now. This roundup will keep track of all the major video game delays that have happened so far in 2022.

King Arthur: Knight’s Tale (March 29)

King Arthur: A Knight’s Tale is a dark fantasy tactical RPG based on the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. It’s currently in Early Access on Steam and was supposed to be released there on February 15th. Developer NeocoreGames chose to push the full release to March 29, 2022, in January 2022 as the “additional weeks of development and polish will help deliver the strongest possible version of King Arthur: A Knight’s Tale for his fans. The game will also be coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X in the future.

Evil Dead: The Game (May 13)

Ash and another playable character stand together in Evil Dead: The Game

A multiplayer game based on the Evil Dead franchise is in the works at Saber Interactive and was slated for release in February. Before it could be released, however, Saber decided to push the game back to May 13, 2022. “This delay gives our team the time they need to get it right, so your perch will be polished, fully charged and ready to explode. Deadites this Friday, May 13,” the developers say in a tweet about the delay.

Dying Light 2: Stay Human – Cloud Version (Summer 2022)

Buildings burn in Dying Light 2.

While Techland Dying Light 2 is still on track for a February 4 release on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X after several delays, the cloud version for Nintendo Switch is not so lucky. In January, this port was pushed back “to give fans the level gaming experience they deserve and Techland wants to deliver.” Techland aims to release this port within six months of the original date, so it should arrive before August 4, 2022.

Forspoken (October 11)

Mountains in Forspoken.

Speak is a fantastic new IP from Square Enix. While originally slated to launch in May 2021, Square Enix made the decision to push the game back to October 11 about two months ahead of its scheduled launch. In a tweetSquare Enix explains that the developers will use the additional months to further polish the experience to ensure a memorable experience for players.

STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl (December 8)

Survivors gather around a campfire in Stalker 2.

The first noticeable delay of 2022 was a long one. The highly anticipated post-apocalyptic shooter STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl got an April 28, 2022 release date at E3 2021, but was pushed back until December 8. “These seven additional months of development are necessary to realize our vision and achieve the desired state of the game,” said developer GSC Game World. declared in a tweet about the delay. The news came shortly after the studio announced it would be adding NFTs to the title and then canceled the plans 24 hours later due to backlash.

Life is Strange: Collection Remastered for Nintendo Switch (2022)

Chloe watches Max in the school bathroom in Life is Strange.

Here’s another Nintendo Switch port that also won’t reach its originally desired release date. While Life is Strange: Remastered Collection will arrive on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Google Stadia on February 1, the Nintendo Switch version was delayed less than two weeks before its scheduled release. Square Enix says wait for the Switch version of Life is Strange: Remastered Collection some time “later this year”.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League (2023)

Harley Quinn goes to bed talking to Amanda Waller in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League trailer

Many titles from Warner Bros. Games have been hit by delays in 2021, so it’s no surprise that Suicide Squad: Kill Justice has been pushed back despite appearing at The Game Awards 2021. On February 2, 2021, Bloomberg reported that the game has been quietly pushed back to 2023. Its delay gives developers more time to work on the title and frees up space for other 2022 titles from 2022 WB Games like Gotham Knights and Hogwarts Legacy (both of which were due to launch last year) to shine.

Rumbleverse (TBD)

A Rumbleverse character waves to the camera.

The bizarre battle royale focused on melee combat Rumbleverse from Iron Galaxy Studios and Epic Games has been delayed indefinitely. It was supposed to be released on February 15, 2022, but the team decided to push the release back after a First Look session in December. “We’re excited about the game we’re making – and we’re glad you are too – but we want to do more to perfect the experience,” the developers said. in a blog post. “We’re going to take the time to make sure we can get it right.”

Settlers (to be confirmed)

Ubisoft’s soft reboot of the classic city builder and hybrid real-time strategy game The settlers was due to launch on March 17. Before its release, many fans had a chance to try out a closed beta version of the game. Unfortunately for Ubisoft, the results weren’t so positive. The game has been delayed indefinitely two weeks before its planned launch so that the developers can “further improve the game and make quality our main priority for all of our players”.

As the year progresses, further delays are inevitable. We will update this post as they are announced.

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