Firaxis’s upcoming Marvel’s Midnight Suns has been delayed to the second half of 2022. The game was originally expected to launch in March 2022.
The news comes from Midnight Suns’ official Twitter account, along with a statement explaining the delay. “We know many fans were looking forward to playing the game originally next spring… We decided to push the launch because we need more time to make this the best game possible… These extra months will be used to add more story, cinematics and overall polish and will be essential in helping us make our vision a reality.” No specific release month was provided in the announcement.
Firaxis are best known for their work on the XCOM series. Midnight Suns will have a fresh take on the real-time-strategy genre, adding Slay the Spires like card based strategy. Some fans were unhappy at the addition of card based gameplay to the XCOM style.
Responses to the delay had a mixture of continued disappointment at the gameplay, with others happy the game is getting more development time. Strangely, some even requested the card gameplay be scrapped altogether. Though considering how far into development the game is, it’s a bit late for that.
It’s odd that the game has been delayed only two months after its announcement. Delays are becoming more and more common, made worse by the pandemic. It’s becoming increasingly more obvious that developers need to hold off on announcements. The industry constantly suffers from crunch, and delays normally only extend that, sometimes by months.
Hopefully Midnight Suns being delayed doesn’t mean the team at Firaxis will have to overwork themselves to ship the game.
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