However, this delay fully modifications the recreation. Just check out the present online game launch schedule for February 2022:
Dying Light 2 – February 4
Horizon Forbidden West – February 18
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen – February 22
Elden Ring – February 25
Saints Row – February 25
Yes, not solely are there 5 main video games set to be launched inside a couple of weeks of one another throughout February 2022 however two of these video games are at present scheduled to be launched on the identical day.
The good folks of Twitter have additionally seen that February 2022 is trying a bit of loopy at the second, and, in the grand custom of the web, have provide you with some correct and hilarious responses to this little bit of launch date madness.
As that final tweet mentions, it’s extremely doubtless that Saints Row might be delayed in response to Elden Ring‘s new release date. At the very least, that certainly seems to be the most logical immediate response to this announcement. Of course, the Saints Row team may be wondering whether or not Elden Ring could get delayed again and whether or not that possibility means that they shouldn’t delay their very own recreation fairly but.
That’s the coronary heart of the drawback with the 2022 online game launch schedule at the second. Each potential upcoming delay may simply find yourself pushing that delayed recreation into the ambiance of another main launch date. While your guess is nearly as good as ours relating to how “scared” particular studios are to launch their main upcoming video games so near different particular video games, I can assure you that no one desires to face a “same day” and even “same week” state of affairs if they’ll keep away from it, and there’s nonetheless a variety of room for these eventualities to occur.
That’s the place issues may get a bit of grim for avid gamers. While the prospect of getting to decide on between so many main video games in a brief period of time is a legit concern for studios and shoppers, the solely logical resolution to that drawback is for extra studios to contemplate delaying their initiatives into late 2022 and even 2023. Mind you, the state of the trade at the second and the ways in which studios are nonetheless battling the results of creating new video games throughout the Covid-19 pandemic imply that these longer delays could be inevitable at this level no matter what the competitors chooses to do.