Middle-earth: Shadow Of War Delayed To October

by Joe Juba on Jun 01, 2017 at 11:06 AM

The sequel to the acclaimed Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was originally scheduled to release this summer, on August 22. However, an announcement on the official site breaks some potentially disappointing news to fans: The wait is going to be a bit longer.

Now slated for October 10, no specific reason was given for Middle-earth: Shadow of War's delay, apart from developer Monolith's desire to deliver the "highest quality experience."

For more on Shadow of War, read a discussion about the game's potential, or watch a trailer about its open world.


Our Take
As with any delay, having to wait to play a game you're excited about is a bummer. However, more time usually results in a better finished product. So even though this is disappointing in some respects, I can't say it's bad news.