Previously set for an August 22 release date, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Monolith Productions have announced the upcoming Middle-earth: Shadow of War has been delayed. The sequel to the critically-acclaimed Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will now arrive on October 10, 2017.
I know. What a freaking drag is that right? For those of us who have been excited to get back to Middle-earth this is terrible news but it’s not as bad as it could be. In just less than 2 weeks from now we’re going to see more at E3 so that will hopefully be enough to quench your thirst until the new release date in October. Could the reason possibly be to launch simultaneously with XBox Scorpio?
Here’s what the developer had to say in a post.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War will now launch worldwide on Oct. 10, 2017**.
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.
– The Middle-earth: Shadow of War Team