Source: CD Projekt RED
This year began with a slew of high-profile game delays, most notably Cyberpunk 2077 and the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, but then COVID-19 struck and and threw the games industry through a loop. We’ve compiled a list of every game that’s been delayed into 2020 and beyond. Some of these games have been delayed indefinitely while others have release windows or a final release date.
We’ll continually update this list as more games are delayed.
Games delayed in 2020
Marvel’s Avengers was supposed to come out on May 15, but Square Enix delayed it by several months. This delay was attributed to ensuring that developer Crystal Dynamics would deliver the “ultimate Avengers gaming experience.” This extra time will be spent fine-tuning and polishing the game.
Release date: September 4, 2020
After a catastrophic event seemingly kills an iconic hero and forces the Avengers to disband, the world turns elsewhere for its safety, losing hope in superheroes. However, when a new threat appears, the Avengers must reassemble to save everyone.
This didn’t come as a huge surprise, but it was disappointing. CD Projekt RED delayed Cyberpunk 2077 from its initial release date on April 16, 2020. Now it’s set to launch in November, likely around the same time as the PS5 and Xbox Series X. In the announcement regarding its delay, CD Projekt RED simply said that though the game is “finished both content and gameplay-wise,” there is still a lot of work to be done to balance game mchanics and fix bugs.
Release date: November 19, 2020
What is sure to be CD Projekt RED’s most ambitious game ever, Cyberpunk 2077 takes us to the sprawling world of Night City held under tight reigns by various corporations. It has Keanu Reeves in it. Need I say more? I don’t think so.
Dying Light 2
Dying Light 2 can’t seem to catch a break. It was supposed to hit consoles and PC sometime in Spring 2020, but Techland has since delayed it indefinitely, with no word on a new release date. All we can do is stay tuned for more details in the coming months. Let’s just hope it doesn’t land in development hell.
Release date: TBD (Delayed indefinitely)
After creating the Dead Island series, developer Techland moved onto Dying Light, and it became exactly the type of zombie apocalypse game it was hoping for. Dying Light 2 aims to continue the trend whenever it eventually releases.
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered
Only a few short months ago Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered was set to release on Jan. 23. As you can see, that didn’t happen. Square Enix instead bumped the release date back to Summer 2020, and would eventually settle on a date of August 27.
Release date: August 27, 2020
It’s being overshadowed by Final Fantasy 7 Remake, but Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles is getting its own remaster very soon. Believe it or not, the original spin-off only released on the Nintendo GameCube when it first launched in 2004.
Gods & Monsters
The developers behind Assassin’s Creed Odyssey have been hard at work on Gods & Monsters, but the game still needs a bit more time to cook before it’s ready. Ubisoft went and delayed several games to its 2020-2021 fiscal year, and Gods & Monsters happened to be one of them.
Release date: Between April 2020 and March 2021
A forgotten hero embarks on a quest to save the Greek gods and defeat Typhon, one of the deadliest monsters in Greek mythology. Forget realistic graphics and hop into the colorful, stylized world of the Isle of the Blessed.
Psychonauts 2 has been in development for a few years now ever since it was crowdfunded through Fig. Last we heard from Double Fine, Psychonauts 2 is set to hit consoles and PC in 2021. Though the developer is now owned by Microsoft, the game will still come to PlayStation.
Release date: 2021
Psychonauts set the bar for a psychological platformer, with cleverly implemented humor and underseated messages about mental health and the state of the mind. We’ll just need to wait a little longer to get our hands on it.
Rainbow Six Quarantine
We don’t know a lot about Rainbow Six Quarantine, and we may not learn more for a bit now. It was supposed to release before the end of Ubisoft’s fiscal year — April 2020 — but it has since been pushed to an undetermined date during the next fiscal year.
Release date: Between April 2020 and March 2021
Team up and take on a mutating alien virus in Rainbow Six Quarantine. It’s an entire game inspired by Rainbow Six Siege’s Outbreak event in Operation Chimera. The developer ensures that the enemies this virus creates are more lethal than ever.
Skull & Bones
This isn’t the first delay that Skull & Bones has suffered, and it probably won’t be the last. It was expected to release in Q3/Q4 of 2018 before being pushed into 2019. We can see how that panned out as it’s 2020 and it has still yet to release. Ubisoft plans to launch it sometime after March 2020.
Release date: Sometime after March 2020
Were you ever playing Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and thought it would be awesome to have a full game based on piracy and naval combat? Well soon (possibly, maybe soon-ish) you can in Skull & Bones.
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope was originally meant to release this summer, but it was delayed until October 30, 2020. Considering it’s a horror game, this may have been a blessing in disguise for fans. What’s better than playing through a spooky game right before Halloween?
Release date: October 30, 2020
From the creators of Until Dawn, Little Hope is the second of eight stories set in The Dark Pictures Anthology. While it was supposed to release in summer 2020, it was delayed just in time for Halloween.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
Fans have eagerly awaited over a decade for this sequel to the cult classic. Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 was initially scheduled to hit store shelves in March 2020 but was delayed until sometime later in the year at an unspecified date.
Release date: Late 2020
Vampires, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures have secretly shaped all of human history in Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2. As a thinblood vampire, your character is weaker than most, but you can work your way up the ladder.
inXile Entertainment was hoping to have this one out by May, but that just wasn’t in the cards. Again, COVID-19 forced the studio to delay it until the end of August. Thankfully it’s not too long of a delay, and we should have it on out hands this summer if all goes according to plan.
Release date: August 28, 2020
The iconic Wasteland series is taking us to the freezing desolate landscapes of Colorado. Because who doesn’t want to be in the post-apocalypse right about now?
Watch Dogs: Legion
Watch Dogs: Legion was set to take us to a post-Brexit London on March 6, 2020, but it was also delayed to Ubisoft’s fiscal 2020-2021 year before settling on an October 29 launch date. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot attributed the delays to give the teams “more development time to ensure that their respective innovations are perfectly implemented.”
Release date: October 29, 2020
DedSec has made its way across the pond to a post-Brexit London ruled by a surveillance state. Players will be able to control any NPC they come to meet. But be careful, because once they die, they’re dead for good.
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