"Wolfenstein: The New Order" was revealed earlier this year and features a post-apocalyptic future dominated by Nazi rule. They roam the streets, the won World War 2, and they even reached the moon, completely re-writing history. If you were looking forward to re-writing the history books and ridding the world of Nazi oppression, you'll have to wait a little while longer. The release date for "Wolfenstein: The New Order" has been delayed until sometime next year.
In a Polygon interview with Bethesda exec Pete Hines, he had this to say regarding the delay of "Wolfenstein: The New Order":
"The most important thing was definitely just looking where it was at, what they needed to polish. Because it’s just not trying to be a shooter, because it’s trying to be a shooter that also has driving elements, story elements, narrative, stealth sections — each one of those has to be excellent," Hines said. “It can’t have the same historical impact of Wolfenstein 3D, but it can be a better game”.
While a "Wolfenstein: The New Order" delay is disappointing, we'd rather the game get delayed and end up as a better overall product. Rushing an unfinished and/or unpolished game has led to the demise of franchises, development staffs and game development companies. Just look what happened with "Aliens: Colonial Marines." A little polish can go a long way.
A new, exact release date for "Wolfenstein: The New Order" has yet to be announced.
What do you think of "Wolfenstein: The New Order" being delayed to next year? Sound off in the comments below.
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