Earlier today, Monolith Productions confirmed in a WB Games community forum post that Middle-earth: Shadow of War is now scheduled to launch on October 10th, 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Below is a detailed explanation as to why the game won’t debut in August as originally planned.
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.
With so many great games out now, this brief delay may be welcomed with open arms by those still trying to complete other games. It’s also worth noting that the delay will not only lead to a better game but it may also help the Xbox Scorpio version sales should the console launch closer to this date.
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Source: WB Games Forum Post