It’s the season of delays for video games.
Ubisoft announced that its South Park: The Fractured But Whole has been delayed from December 6 until the first quarter of 2017. But instead of the goofy game from Trey Parker and Matt Stone, you’ll be able to play the long-awaited The Last Guardian on December 6.
Originally shown in 2009, The Last Guardian has been delayed multiple times, most recently pushing back from October 26 to December 6. It’s like an epidemic of delays, but that’s probably a good thing. Most people don’t want to play half-finished or buggy games.
Ubisoft promised that its game will come out better in the end. In a statement, the French publisher said, “South Park: The Fractured But Whole will now launch on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC, calendar Q1 2017. The development team wants to make sure the game experience meets the high expectations of fans and the additional time will help them achieve this goal.”
They probably stole that statement from Square Enix, which delayed Final Fantasy XV from September 30 until November 29. Sony’s Horizon Zero Dawn pushed from 2016 until February 28, 2017. Microsoft and The Fullbright Co. said Tacoma was coming in 2016, only to push it out to the spring of 2017. Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was supposed to come in 2015, but it’s coming in early 2017 now.
We also won’t see Crackdown 3, Scalebound, Gran Turismo Sport, and Mass Effect Andromeda until 2017. For the games that are coming soon, check out this list.