Publisher Warner Brothers Interactive and developer Monolith have announced that Middle-earth: Shadow of War has been delayed. The game was originally set to launch August 22nd, but will now launch on October 10th.
Monolith chalk up the delay to simply needing more time to deliver a quality experience. Fans may be disappointed by the delay however more on the game will be revealed at E3.
“Middle-earth: Shadow of War expands gameplay in every dimension, including the massive open world, the story, the RPG systems, and personal player stories of the Nemesis System. As with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Monolith is committed to delivering the highest quality experience. In order to do this, we have made the difficult decision to move our launch date to ensure that Middle-earth: Shadow of War will deliver on that promise.
We understand that it might be disappointing to have to wait a little longer for the release and are sorry for the delay, but we are working hard to make an amazing game. We’re excited to show more at E3.”
Further details were not given although plenty on the game has already been revealed. The official Shadow of War YouTube channel has multiple hours long videos discussing various aspects of the game and even showing gameplay.