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As you all know, Watch Dogs has a new release date after being pushed back of a launch game for the PS4 last November. Do you know of one game that benefited from a delay? Like Bioshock Infinite or ME3?
Delays for the consumer always suck. You know, you are looking forward to a particular then a month before it set to hit shelves, it is announced its delayed. In some cases, the end result is better, but in some cases developers can mess it up.
I was a little torn on South Park after years of delays. It was a great game, don't get me wrong but I would have liked to see some sort of two player options after being in the works for so long. I think that would have greatly added to the games appeal.
I waited what felt like forever for the Stick Of Truth and for me it was well worth the wait. Look how long we waited (I know it wasn't delayed but 5 years is a long time to wait for a sequel) for a new GTA V, now that was definitely worth it! Online still sucks though...
Delays are always a pain, but in the end it's worth it with some games. I was upset though that GTV 5 never got released for PC.
I guess we'll find out when Watch Dogs comes out in May but I think Diablo 3 was the most recent delay that I enjoyed. Sure, the game wasn't perfect but I have enjoyed the heck out of it for a while now and I would say it was worth the wait.
I also really hope that we hear good news about Driveclub because I've been waiting on that one since it was announced. True rag team racing and multiplayer fun is what I dream of!
Perhaps for a sequel now that the game sold so well.
I must admit this watchdog delay is kind of strange but hopefully it'll be a good play once the game is released
Delays in a release, to a certain extent (I'm looking at you, Dune Nukem Forever), are usually a good thing. What this could, potentially, mean is that the developer is actually finishing a game before it gets released.
From my perspective, the Gaming industry has a huge problem of releasing incomplete games after promising much (i.e. Diablo III, Sim City V). It's been extremely frustrating and I find myself straying away from AAA Titles.
Some games yes, others no. I still don't understand why Pikmin 3 was delayed several times.
I think all games could benefit from at least one delay. I think developers should set a right date for their realease, so that consumers don't have to worry about possible delays. Although, delays are a good thing because developers can polish the game so that there isn't any problems like glitches and bugs. Bad example I had was AC III. the game could have been polished better if Ubisoft would delay the game at least once. With that said, I still play AC III and I love the franchise.
Game delays are a mixed bag with most people. They aren't pleasant, but the consumer is usually very understanding of the game development process so long as the developers are working hard to work out the kinks and the end product fully delivers on its promises. On the other hand, as a project drags on through numerous delays, the consumer starts to lose faith in a game enough to slowly dismiss it from their interest radar, and move on to something else. The developer can only do so much as make assurances. And we don't see what sort of inhouse turmoil and industry politics that go on behind-the-scenes---that, of course, undoubtedly impacts a game's development cycle overall.
The Last Guardian has been in development limbo for seven years -- close from the start of the PS3's life cycle and all the way up to its golden years sans the PS4. Personally, I would still love to see the game get released; at this point, they might as well port it to the PS4, but doing so could cause even more delays.
I really wish the Last Guardian was still being made... I hope it is. The fact that this game was probably delayed to oblivion is a shame
What game developers need to stop doing is informing us of their product so far in advance. That way it's no harm and no foul. Just my two cents.
Betafield 4 would have benefited from one