Video game release dates have become less and less dependable ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began. It can be challenging to keep track of which games have been postponed and when to expect them now. All the significant video game delays that have occurred so far in 2022 will be tracked in this roundup.
King Arthur: Knight’s Tale
Based on the story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, King Arthur: Knight’s Tale is a dark fantasy tactical role-playing game. It was scheduled to receive a complete release on Steam on February 15 and is presently available there in early access.
In January 2022, the game’s creator, NeocoreGames, decided to delay the complete release until March 29, 2022. The launch date was ultimately moved back to April 26 so the developer could finish polishing and localizing King Arthur: Knight’s Tale. On that day, it was released on the PC; later, it would also be available for the PS5 and Xbox Series X.
Evil Dead: The Game
Saber Interactive made an Evil Dead franchise-based multiplayer game that was scheduled to release in February. But before it could go live, Saber decided to postpone the game until May 13. The developers explained the delay in a tweet, saying that it would give them “the time they need to get things just so, so your boomstick will be polished, fully loaded, and ready to blast Deadites on that Friday the 13th of May.” Ultimately, the game was released on schedule.
This one-of-a-kind 3v3 competitive roller derby game was unveiled by Ubisoft in 2019, but like many other Ubisoft titles, it has had numerous delays. In particular, this game has remained hidden from the public as Ubisoft worked to improve it through closed betas.
Fans found out that Ubisoft had delayed the release of Roller Champions from “early 2022” to “late spring” through Discord for these closed betas. In May, Ubisoft ultimately revealed a free-to-play launch for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X will take place on May 25. Although the Amazon Luna and Google Stadia ports of the game are updated, a Nintendo Switch version of the game was released on June 21.
Ending – Extinction in Forever
Extinction is Forever is an independent video game about a mother fox attempting to prevent her young ones from being extinct in a world that is becoming more and more mechanical. The game’s developer, Herobeat Games, delayed its release from spring 2022 to an unspecified period in 2022 so that it could be polished more. Hero beat unveiled a physically playable, environmentally friendly version of the game to make up for the delay. Finally, the July 19 release date was made public.
Dying Light 2
The cloud edition of Techland’s Dying Light 2 for the Nintendo Switch isn’t doing as well, but the PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X versions are still on schedule for a February 4 release. This port was delayed in January “to give fans the gaming experience at the level they deserve and that Techland intends to provide,” according to Techland. It should be available before August 4, 2022, as Techland intends to release this port within six months of the original release date.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Next Generation
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s PS5 and Xbox Series X ports have been known about for some time, but they haven’t yet been made available. Before being postponed to Q2 2022, it was initially scheduled for 2021. Sadly, the transfer was permanently put on hold in April when CD Projekt Red chose to take up Saber Interactive’s project and develop it internally. CD Projekt revealed in May that the project’s final release would occur in Q4 2022.
The intriguing new fantasy video game Forspoken from Square Enix. The game was originally scheduled to debut in May 2021, but Square Enix chose to delay the release date by nearly two months, to October 11. In a tweet at the time, Square Enix clarified that the team will take the extra time to better polish the experience to make sure gamers would remember it.
Due to continuous conversations with important partners, Square Enix announced in July that Forspoken would now launch on January 24, 2023, which is regrettably outside of the original release window. Oddly, the decision was made public less than an hour after God of War Ragnarok’s November 9 release date.